2007 Grand Cru Domaine Chandon de Briailles
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
Broad, full of truffly undergrowth notes, well wrapped in fleshy feel. Wild forest fruit and feral intensity on the finish. L&S (Dec 2008)
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As is usually the case, this is the most elegant of the three Corton grands crus, displaying a beguiling, fresh, airy and layered nose of stone, red berry fruitand a subtle hint of the sauvage that continues onto the fresh, energetic and equally stone suffused medium full flavors that possess excellent detail and precision on the presently understated and restrained finish. I like the balance and the mid-palate concentration is such that this should amply reward 6 to 8 years of cellar time. 2014+ Rating: 91-91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (May 2009)
Attractive spicy nose with elegance and fresh fruit on the palate. Quite mouth-filling with dry raspberry fruit and layers of flavour. Rosemary George MW (Jan 2009)
This is more expressive and interesting on the nose, with less richness but more layers than the Maréchaudes. It is also bolder and burlier on the palate with rather dense, compacted tannin. The fruit is pure but very unformed at this stage. The finish is long and mouth filling. Fine. From 2012/13. Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Jan 2009)
Domaine Chandon de Briailles
One of the great family domaines of the Côte d'Or, housed in the remarkable manor house at Savigny, with excellent holdings in Savigny itself and in neighbouring Pernand and on the hill of Corton. Organic since 1988 and, now, biodynamic (fully certified by Demeter and Ecocert). It is run by brother and sister François and Claude de Nicolaÿ. As François explains, they do not make 'bêtes de concours' or competition wines, but ones you drink. They have over the last few years progressed the renewal of the barrels of the domaine - there is still very little actual new wood, 5% new wood on the premiers crus, and 10% on the Grands crus, but they have replaced the oldest barrels which they have come to understand did have an effect of closing the wines down.
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