Burgundy ‘Les Chantemerles’ pinot noir
‘Les Chantemerles’ vineyard nestles among some of the oldest vineyards on the Côtes de Nuits Villages. ‘Chantemerles’ means Blackbirds. The vines are 80 years old and produce a pinot noir of velvet smooth delightful fruit which expands as it caresses all the way along your palate. Like the Blackbird’s song this wine is a delight and will raise your spirits with every sip. The Pansiot viticulturalists know every vine intimately and care for them like children which is the reason this wine is such a tender loving drop. You will enjoy this wine now and for many years to come.
Tasting notes: smooth, soft on your palate with cinnamon and nutmeg and subtle pleasing fruit to the taste but ideal pinot noir character - and 2012 is only young with many years ahead to
Robert Geddes, Master of Wine review: "Philip's Frolic Cote de Nuits Villages 2012 Pinot Noir ‘Les Chantemerles’ 92/100
This is a tense young wine made in the austere old school Burgundy style. The aromas are a youthful weave of oak spices with cinnamon, then red cherry fruit, carbon and minerality detail. In the mouth a flash of ripe fruits with a fleshy middle palate. Generous and drinking well now. The finish has exotic flavours in a blend of oak, dried garden herbs, lavender, red cherry and food friendly lingering red fruits and old oak flavours."