TN: 1998 Joseph Roty - Charmes-Chambertin (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru)

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TN: 1998 Joseph Roty - Charmes-Chambertin (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru)

#1 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 13th, 2020, 10:04 am

1998 Domaine Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Très Vieilles Vignes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (9/6/2020)
-- popped and poured --
-- tasted non-blind over 3 hours on Day 1; had last little glass on Day 2 --
-- same bottle as Robert Pavlovich's note on the same date --

NOSE: initially tight, but then opened to a dark/smoky Nose with some aged Pinot funk and a noticeable dollop of camphor or something medicinal; eventually expressive, with lots of dark tertiary aromas (very earthy; leather); hint of stony mineral. Complex; full; far from "pretty."

BODY: hazy brickish garnet color; medium-light to medium bodied.

TASTE: well into tertiary territory; earthy; some fruit leathers --- baked red fruits; no tannin; high acidity; alc. well-hidden; in its prime window, for my preferences. Still good on Day 2. Overall, an excellent and complete wine, but burlier and darker than I prefer.
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