David Duband Chambolle-Musigny 'Les Sentiers' 1er Cru 375ml

$164.00
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Variety

Pinot Noir

Vintage

2017

Size

375ml

Country

France

Region

Burgundy

Description

‘David Duband told me that 2017 was a “relatively generous vintage where we enjoyed both good yields and good maturities, which is not always the case as it’s sometimes one or the other but not both. There fruit was also very clean, and all that it was necessary to do was to eliminate berries that weren’t ripe. As is typical for me I used quite a bit of whole clusters in the vinifications, which is to say around 60% for the entry level wines, 75% for the 1ers and about 90% for the grands crus. Regarding the wines, they’re lighter in style but I like the sense of energy, freshness and transparency. They’re not really built for long aging but they may very well surprise people as to how well they can age simply because they’re so well-balanced.” Burghound January 2019

A brooding and all but inexpressive nose reluctantly reveals its aromas of red and dark currant, violet and soft wood wisps. The supple and delicious flavors also reflect the wood influence of the nose before terminating in slightly drying but not really short finish where the wood again emerges. This is tough to read at present and I’m honestly not sure how it will evolve but based on how it showed today, I can’t recommend aging it. 87-89 points Burghound January 2019