2014 Chambolle-Musigny, Vieilles Vignes Patrice Rion

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This typical Chambolle offers a lovely perfume, very floral with cherries and raspberries. The Chambolle character follows through on the lovely, silky finish. There is also a fine mineral thread, since half the fruit comes from the top of the slope, above Le Musigny. Patrice Rion compares 2014 to a mix of 1979 and 1989 for the aromatics and delighted to have been able to pick a more or less normal-sized crop. He began on 12th September with healthy grapes, reinforced by his system of two sorting tables, one before and one after de-stemming. The amount of new oak has been reduced here, now ju