'95 Chambolle "Les Cras", Ghislaine Barthod

Very nice, with dark, sweet strawberry nuances that unmistakeably say “Chambolle”. Balanced, and without any of the astringent tannins that mark some '95s. Just about ready, to my tastes.

Hi Paul. I had Roumier’s '95 Les Cras last month, and it needs more cellaring, probably 3 to 5 years more, IMO. Still has the astringent tannins of the year, but underneath all that is a fine Chambolle lace waiting to be rolled out at some future date.

Thanks Paul, sounds very good.
Best regards

is this correct Weinlagen ??

This indeed seems correct (compare with e.g. http://www.kobrandwineandspirits.com/maps/flash/094_chambolle_musigny.php)

I’m not sure what to think about the fact that I can actually recognize the houses of quite a few producers :slight_smile:

Yeah, I spotted Ghislaine Barthod’s courtyard! [wow.gif]


that depends on the quality of the google maps. Here you can see the single rows of vines

[wink.gif] I’m pleasantly surprised to see (and I have) that the '95s are turning the corner into mellowing-- with aeration, of course , Paul ( [wink.gif] ) … I have long thought that they were monsters with iffy futures.

I still think they are a 20 year vintage…but am more optimistic.

Isn’t that Christophe Roumier’s with his dog in the Cras? or is it Patrice and Michelle Rion pruning their vines? Hard to tell precisely…

Thanks for the note Paul. I had this wine about 5 years ago and it was unyielding. I wasn’t sure if or when it would come around. I had another bottle about 3 months ago and it was showing nicely and at the beginning of maturity.

Thanks for the data point. I have a lone bottle of Charmes and was wondering how it might be coming along.

As a general rule, one would expect Charmes to mature years ahead of Cras.

That’s what I was thinking when I read the tasting note on the Cras, I’ll have to dig it out of the cellar soon!

Thanks for the note, Paul. I bought a few cases of here wine between 1988 and 1996 and committed infanticide on most of it. Very recently tried the '95 Veroilles and thought it was coming around nicely