Saturday, January 27, 2007

2002 Chateau de Chambrun

The 2002 vintage was not considered to be a great one for Bordeaux. However, Chateau de Chambrun is known to be a good maker so I bought a case of 6 bottles a few years ago upon release.

The 2002 Chateau de Chambrun is made by J-P Janouiex, who owns some other Bordeaux estates of note (check out Chateau Croix-Mouton for value). Blackberry, mint, oak, earth, pepper on the nose - overall a beauty. Medium bodied with fresh acidity, SERIOUS tannins, and a loooong velvety finish, this wine is somewhat unbalanced now. It should settle down with some bottle age, but I am not entirely sure of that. A perfect pairing for tonight's roast beef on a wintery night.
Score 16.5/20 (WS88)
Price: Expensive (Opimian)

Note: this wine was scored almost six hours after decanting, and still showing some power in the glass. Awesome.

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