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2016 Domaine Trapet Père et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1380472 95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Chambertin Grand Cru contains 50% whole bunch fruit this year, after half the vineyard (three parcels) was decimated by frost. It has a very elegant bouquet that takes time to unfold in the glass: blackberry, raspberry, wild hedgerow, wet stone and a touch of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, leaning more toward red fruit than black, well balanced with a fine line of acidity and a grainy, structured finish. Classic Chambertin here and a great success considering the extent of the frost damage. Domaine Jean et J L Trapet is rapidly becoming one of my favorite visits in Gevrey-Chambertin, and Jean-Louis' wines seem to have ascended a few levels in quality in recent vintages, frequently performing above expectations in blind tastings. And I loved these 2016s. Although he was impacted by the frost so that yields came in as low as 12 to 15 hectoliters per hectare, the quality of winemaking shines through. He picked on 25 September and, in my opinion, quite prudently opted to use less whole bunch than in 2015. In addition, he was cautious with the extraction, using remontage and only a small amount of pigeage because he found the color came so easily. These wines possess a clarity, vividness, tension and energy among the best in Burgundy. These barrel samples seemed to sing as soon as they were poured into my glass, each one articulating their vineyard origin with utmost clarity. Of course, this domaine has long been a proponent and (NM) Inner quote mark (12/2017)

96 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark Jean-Louis Trapet’s 2016 Chambertin is a brilliant wine in the making. The bouquet is pure, complex and utterly refined, as it delivers a stunning blend of red and black cherries, cassis, grilled meats, woodsmoke, bitter chocolate, a very complex base of soil and a fine base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, complex and rock solid at the core, with great focus and grip, impeccable balance and a long, ripely tannic and seamless finish. Great Chamby! 2030-2100. Inner quote mark (11/2017)

93-96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark Reduction dominates at present. However there is excellent freshness and underlying tension to the superbly well-concentrated and intensely mineral drive big-bodied flavors that flash plenty of classic Chambertin muscle on the youthfully austere and very backward finish that is explosively long. This is seriously good and the density is such that this is pretty much a block of stone today. Patience, and a lot of it, ist going to be needed here but if you have it, this is potentially a great Chambertin. *Don't Miss!* Inner quote mark (1/2018)

93-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark (just 17 hectoliters per hectare produced due to frost losses; 40% vendange entier): Good full red. Very sexy, inviting aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, espresso, minerals, game and smoky oak. Then surprisingly high-pitched and youthfully imploded in the mouth but not at all dry, with concentrated dark berry fruit flavors energized by mint and herb elements. This superb terroir-driven wine is a perfect blend of wild and fresh elements--and of intense purple fruits and subtle minerality. Finishes with dusty, late-arriving tannins and terrific length and lift. This has all the elements to make a classic Chambertin. (ST) Inner quote mark (1/2018)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Biodynamic. Light to mid crimson. A little more savoury and spicy than above. And still a little stemmy note. The tannins are a little firmer here but still so refined and smooth. Needs more time but excellent balance and dry finesse to a very long finish. 18/20 points. (JH) Inner quote mark (1/2018)

K&L Notes

96-98 points Jasper Morris (MW): "Exceptionally dense purple colour, pretty much opaque. So dense is the nose that one can hardly tease it out, but it is not atypically massive, just a joyous expression of a riotous profusion of magically intense rich dark fruit. There are plums, dark raspberries and a host of other fruits lurking in the background. This is a magical Chambertin." (01/2018) 97 points Tim Atkin (MW): "The domaine is fortunate to have two hectares of Chambertin, spread over three different parcels, and often makes one of the best expressions of Gevrey’s most famous Grand Cru. This is fine, elegant and restrained with effortless density and persistence. “Vin vert, richeBourgogne,” as the old timers used to say. 2024-32." (01/2018)


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