Sunday, January 08, 2012

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Combe d'Orveau" 2009, Bruno Clavelier

Tasted at the domaine back in April 2011, this Chambolle 1er Cru is another superb wine from the Bruno Clavelier domaine who took over from his parents in 1987. Clive Côates refers to Bruno as a rising star in his 1997 book. Certainly the star has risen into the firmament! This lieu dit is perched on the edge of "Les Petits Musignys" and according to M. Clavelier was classed as a grand cru prior to the phyloxera epidemic. This wine offers intense red fruit on the nose and cracked pebbles. Lashings of glorious cherry fruit, very long, persistent, lovely, sumptuous and soft. As one tasted exclaimed: "Ca me rapelle Mme de Pompadour!". Photo shows the grande dame herself as painted by the romanticist François Boucher.

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