2012, Trapet Pere et Fils, Chambertin

Chambertin, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 96

Drinking Dates: 2027+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Jan-2015

(from 3 different parcels that total 2 ha). A reticent, even shy but highly complex nose features intensely floral aromas of pure wild red berry fruit, wet stone, underbrush and a whiff of the sauvage. This is a big and powerful wine which makes for an interesting contrast with the silky palate impression of the well-muscled and large-scaled flavors that are underpinned by very ripe tannins and that lovely sense of tension on the wonderfully energetic and persistent finish. This should age well for years to come, though once again, note well that this will require ample bottle age before it can deliver all of its full, and considerable, potential. In sum, this is a stunningly good Chambertin. 96/2027+