Wine Advocate | Rating: 96Containing 40% whole bunch fruit, the 2016 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru has a well-knit, focused bouquet with blackberry and briary scents, cold wet stone and hints of black truffle. With time, there is a faint smokiness that begins to develop. The palate is very well balanced with sappy black fruit tinged with wild strawberry and blood orange. This has superb structure, not overly tannic, but it exerts a gentle and insistent grip. This is a riveting Chapelle-Chambertin from Jean-Louis and Jean Trapet.Drink Dates: 2022 - 2045Author: Neal MartinIssue: 234
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.