2011 Vieilles Vignes Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
Sweeter, riper, denser and 'hairier' than the Charmes. There's rigid minerality, a kind of Giacometti frame. Spicy and long. L&S (Dec 2012)
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Iron, graphite violets, sage and rosemary are some of the many notes that emerge from the Mayozères-Chambertin, one of Perrot-Minot's signature wines. The flavors are remarkably vivid and chiseled in the Mayozères. With time in the glass, a host of bright floral, white pepper and clove notes develop, adding lift to the dark cherry/plum flavors. This is a magnificent, totally complete wine from Christophe Perrot-Minot. 2021-2031 Rating: 95+ Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Apr 2014)
(vinified with 50% whole clusters): Bright medium ruby. Wild aromas of blueberry, blackberry, gibier, animal fur, pepper and spices; an essence of Gevrey. Juicy, savory and tightly wound but not hard; tricky to taste after the creaminess of the Chapelle but pure and long, with totally ripe tannins and lingering notes of pepper, licorice and spice. Just a touch of stem bitterness on the back end. Very promising grand cru but this will need time in bottle. Rating: 92-94 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Feb 2013)
Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot
Christophe Perrot-Minot is now the fourth generation of his family producing wine on the estate after his great grandfather Amédée Merme devoted himself to the management and production of wine over 130 years ago. The estate has gone from strength to strength – always keeping the highest standards. Integrated viticulture has been practiced for many years now which has been adapted especially for the terroir. No herbicide or chemical fertilizer is used, instead, Christophe prefers to “stand back and listen to this terroir, only intervening when necessary or when the weather requires it, never systematically.” Visit Website
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