Chambertin 1979 Louis Trapet

This old thing was kicking around the cellar for reasons that are long to explain. The Duc thought it might be dead. But it was very much alive.

 

Chambertin 1979 Louis Trapet
Chambertin 1979 Louis Trapet

(the vintage was written by hand because the neck label with the vintage fell off in very damp storage conditions)

Well, it had lost all of its color.

But it had retained all that is beautiful about Burgundy.

Almost a white wine structure –power of aromas but not necesarly through tannins.

It was long. Complex. Very Chambertin signatured: rich with liquorish, spices and game. There was an earthiness and a sweetness (from the liquorish and spices) that made it feel like it was made for going with truffles. Especially birds and truffles. 

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