1996 Chambolle Musigny Combe d'Orveaux Anne Gros



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Average critic rating : 89.0 points

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This wine has a dark ruby-color and an elegant, dense, violet-imbued nose. This full-bodied, chewy-textured, extracted, and hugely powerful wine shovels super-ripe blackberries, cassis, and candied grapefruits (!) across the taster's palate. I am concerned about the hard dry tannins its finish revealed. If they soften over the course of the next three or four years, this wine will certainly be excellent, and potentially outstanding.||Readers looking for ruby-colored, delicate, refined, and elegant wines to drink over the next decade are well-advised to shop elsewhere. Domaine Anne Gros' offerings are highly extracted monsters. Anne Gros is pushing the extraction and concentration envelope of this wine to uncharted limits. This inky, hugely-dense, and highly-structured wine may, in time, evolve into a stellar Burgundy, meriting a significantly higher rating than the one I've provided, but a wine of such sheer size and weight does not always age gracefully. Time will tell.||A Peter Vezan Selection (Paris Fax # 011-33-1-42-65-42-93). Wine Advocate.August, 1998

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