Saturday, January 26, 2013

2008 Bader-Mimeur CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET Rouge "Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet" (Burgundy, France)

Tight, tight, tight!  This wine is very youthful and tightly-wound, but contains all the elements to become a very good Pinot in 2-4 years.

Bright medium ruby with the beginnings of some garnet.  Very shy nose (even when poured through a Vinturi).  Just a few subtle scents come through:  crisp, just-picked cherry and stony minerals, with a lifted floral element.  Bone dry, crisp (mouthwatering acids) and lightly tannic in the mouth. Fairly full body.  Lots of cherry-skin fruit and lean, stony minerals in the mouth.  Clean, medium-long finish.  This just needs time to shine (at least a couple of years).  For now, B.  In a few years, probably higher.  Was $24.99 from  Imported by MHW, Ltd., Manhasset, NY.


Anonymous said...

Got it from WTSO also, want my money back. Is thin, tightly wound, almost no fruit. I generally do not drink pinot, but it just seems like no reason for drink it. It doesn't have the undesirable rotten forest floor nose and taste, but I just cannot see a reason to drink it. I drink a lot of reds of all varieties. I would give this a low 80s rating.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it's shut down for now and time will open it back up?