2009 Phillipe Tessier Cheverny "Le Point du Jour" Rouge (Previously $18)

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89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From 40 year-old Pinot Noir vines, along with some Gamay, Tessier’s 2009 Cheverny Point du Jour brims with ginger-tinged fresh red raspberry, strawberry, and cherry. Blond tobacco and chalk add appeal on a polished, caressing palate displaying some of Pinot’s notoriously seductive textural potential, and this finishes with almost melon-like dripping succulence as well as subtle red fruit skin tartness. There could be far worse introductions to Cheverny rouge – to say nothing of Pinot Noir – than this excellent value." (08/10) The aromatic is teaming with loads of red fruits up top and a slightly denser core of blue fruits underneath. The chalk of the soil comes through on the mid palate while the classy fruit texture of the Pinot Noir envelops a silky tannin structure which leads into a tasty finish that lingers on the palate for quite sometime. This is definitely a denser and more concentrated version of the regular Cheverny Rouge and would greatly benefit with about 3 years of bottle aging…Or, a good hour of decanting.

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/30/2011  | Send Email
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So many people come up to me and ask me what is my favorite wine in the store, and I tell them that it is one of the questions that I have never been able to answer, that it is a big can of worms and that there are just too many great wines out there to select from. Well, when I tasted this great Gem, my answer has slightly change. This is one of my favorite wines available (for the moment). Produced mostly from old vine Pinot Noir with just a smidgen of Gamay, the nose is opulent, distinctive and pronounced with bright rose petal notes with classic truffle-like to forest floor smells, underscored by a mineral notes, that leads to a perfectly balanced, complex, thoroughly enjoyable, refreshing, viscous wine that is long and focused. Anderson has deemed this Gem our number one house red wine of the month – it is the perfect Pinot. 13% ABV (Jim Barr)
Drink from 2011 to 2018

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France

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Loire

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