Tasting Notes

Cherry and rhubarb with a kirsch-like distilled overtone and peat-like smokiness forcefully scent the Maison Potel 2007 Chapelle-Chambertin, of which there is but one barrel's worth. Chalky and peat-like underpinnings to its finely-tannic palate segue into a finish of impressive grip allied to an exuberance and freshness of fruit that I might have mistaken for manifestations of 2008. This is uncommonly tightly-coiled and bright for its vintage and ought to be worth following for at least 12-15 years. David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate