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Average critic rating : 94.0 points
The 2013 Chambertin Grand Cru has a very austere and introspective bouquet at the moment despite coaxing from the glass. The palate is very well proportioned with fine tannins, deep black fruit infused with minerals, limestone and flint notes toward the structured, mineral-rich finish. There is a long tail on the finish, though this grand cru will need several years in bottle. Impressive but stoic for the moment.||In a show of solidarity, in 2013 Jean-Louis Trapet sold his Bourgogne Rouge to fellow biodynamic winemakers in Volnay who had been devastated by the hail. Apart from that demonstration of charity, Jean-Louis has presided a deeply impressive range of 2013s that may even outclass his outstanding 2012s. He told me that he used around 30% whole bunch fruit for his premier crus and 40% for the grand crus. They are very taut and linear wines, pure and direct, laconic even compared to their peers, wines that will repay cellaring. I found that the terroir expression here was magnified by the growing season and perhaps also by the biodynamic practices that Jean-Louis abides by. The wines are a little overlooked by cognoscenti, who perhaps pay more attention to Jean-Marie Fourrier just up the RN74. But do not ignore these marvelous 2013s. eRobertParker.com.January, 2015
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