2014 Chambertin, Grand Cru, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet

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This grandest of Grands Crus displays a rich, deep purple with a nose to match. Not much detail is on display yet, just a sense of power. There is significant intensity to the palate but more length and strength than plumpness and weight. All quite laid back this year, and none the worse for that. Nicolas and David Rossignol began the harvest on 22nd September, picking over eight days. Yields were up, the grapes were ripe, but some sorting was necessary after a little hail in Beaune and some Suzukiengendered rot in the lower vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin. They are very pleased with their new