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2006 Domaine Perrot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

1.5ltr

ITEM 8466170 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

...phenomenally intense in aroma and implosively-concentrated on the palate, featuring bitter-sweet blackberry and cassis, iodine, pungent herbal extractions, beef bouillon, and soy. Tenaciously-gripping...saline, savory, pungently herbal, and medicinal...

94Wine Spectator

...black cherry, tobacco and spice flavors. The purity of flavor and structure dovetails on the finish, which echoes sweet fruit and spice.

92+ Stephen Tanzer

...nose began with musky black raspberry and sexy oak but showed more Chambolle-like red fruits and spices with extended aeration. Sweet and velvety in the mouth, with wild gamey flavors, a mouthfilling texture and powerful underlying structure. Finishes tactile and bright, with a savory quality and harmonious acidity.

PRODUCER

Domaine Perrot-Minot

Domaine Henri Perrot-Minot is a 32-acre estate in Morey-Saint-Denis, in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. The domaine was founded in the 19th century, and is today still owned and operated by descendants of the founders. Henri Perrot-Minot married into the family in 1963 and ran the estate until 1993, when his son Christophe took over. Christophe has expanded the estate into Vosne-Romanee and Perrot-Minot now has Grand Cru parcels in Chambertin-Clos de Beze, Chambertin, Mazoyeres-Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin, Chapelle-Chambertin and Clos Vougeot. The estate also has 14 Premier Cru parcels. Clive Coates has written that “this is a very good address.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits-Villages, Gevrey-Chambertin, Mazoyères-Chambertin

Mazoyeres-Chambertin is a small part of the Grand Cru vineyard Charmes-Chambertin. Mazoyeres runs adjacent to the road, one of only two Grand Crus in Burgundy to abut a major thoroughfare. Most of the growers with parcels in Mazoyeres also have parcels in Charmes-Chambertin, and for historical reasons they are legally allowed to use the name Charmes-Chambertin for the wines they produce in Mazoyeres. Many do so since Charmes-Chambertin is better known and widely admired. Still, several producers do sell their wines under the Mazoyeres name. They include Domaine Camus and Domaine Richard.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.