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2011 Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle Musigny Les Cras

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November 28, 2021 - $165

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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

Has an understated, graceful bouquet that unfolds in the glass: black cherries, sous-bois, cranberry leaf and wet stone scents. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, good acidity and cohesion,

92Burghound.com

...high-toned nose of sour cherry, raspberry, wet stone and hints of underbrush lead to cool, pure and impressively precise flavors that ooze a fine minerality on the delicious and stylish finish. This is a powerful but classy wine...

91+ Vinous / IWC

. Smoke, tar and licorice meld together, conveying an impression of darkness, before orange peel and violet notes bring lift to the fruit. Deceptively medium in body, the 2011 possesses notable depth and complexity.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny, Les Cras

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) 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.