The 2015 Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru has a flipping gorgeous bouquet with perfumed black cherries and blueberry fruit intermingling with subtle undergrowth and woodland aromas. It has razor-sharp precision and superb focus. The palate is medium-bodied with very crisp tannin. There is impressive precision in situ, a beguiling sense of energy percolation through the red berry fruit, merging with more black fruit towards the finish. It actually bears similarities to Domaine Dugat's Chapelle Chambertin this year, both exuding terroir expression and joie-de-vivre. This is superb. The 2015s that I tasted at Domaine J-L Trapet were without question, the best I had ever tasted at this address. Maybe it was one of those occasions whereby I fought to keep my excitement disguised behind my poker face. I tasted down in the cellars, switched on my laptop as usual. "There is no wifi connection down here thank God," Jean-Louis Trapet forewarned as I automatically connected onto the TWA software system. "The picking date was very important in 2015. It rained on the Sunday 12 September. We started picking on the Monday 6 September and picked everything before the rain. We had a big team of pickers and managed to harvest right at optimal maturity. I used a minimum of 50% whole bunch for all the cuvées, around 80-90% for the grand crus. We will rack in February for bottling in April." As one of the most ardent biodynamic winemakers, Jean-Louis' wines tend to wear their heart of their sle
Jean-Louis Trapet’s 2015 Chapelle-Chambertin is a great young wine, coming in at 13.5 percent octane and offering up magical depth and purity on both the nose and palate. The celestial bouquet offers up a youthful blend of sappy black cherries, plums, cocoa powder, gamebird, a very complex base of soil, violets and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and utterly refined, with a broad and precise attack, sappy core, marvelous transparency, and a very long, suavely tannic and stunning finish. Brilliant wine. 2027-2100.
Healthy medium red. Ripe, deep aromas of cherry, plum, smoked meat and game are a bit less airy and high-pitched than those of the Capita, no doubt due to this warmer site. Plush and sweet in the mouth, boasting terrific stuffing for its acids and fine-grained dusty tannins. For all its density, this wine conveys excellent vinosity. Really glistens and vibrates on the the very long, palate-saturating finish. (ST)
This is also firmly reduced but the big-bodied and admirably concentrated flavors do not display the same disjointed aspect, indeed they possess an entirely different texture as here it is generous, seductive and sappy. The finish however is also quite firm and serious but not really austere and overall, this should be excellent in time.
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