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Chambertin Grand Cru 1998 Domaine Trapet Père et Fils

Chambertin Grand Cru 1998 Domaine Trapet Père et Fils
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Product Code: CN2249

Level: Into Neck

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Region: Côte de Nuits                             Vintage: 1998

Appellation: Chambertin Grand Cru    Grape: Pinot Noir

Producer: Jean-Louis Trapet                  Format: 75cl

Gevrey-Chambertin's Grand Cru vineyards are located south of the Gevrey village along the Route des Grand Crus. Chambertin lies between

Latricières-Chambertin and Clos-de-Bèze. Popular beliefs are that a local farmer called Bertin, following on from the success of his neighbours,

the monks of Bèze, planted his land with the same grape variety. This field became known as "Champ de Bertin" and finally Chambertin.

Mid-slope at an altitude of 275 to 300 metres with a surface area of 12.90 hectares, the incline on this east facing plot is considerably less steep

than Clos-de-Bèze. A thin layer of scree and silts covers the vineyard providing good drainage. In the upper section there are white marly soils,

lower down the soil is brown and chalky. Here the bedrock is mainly Prémeaux limestone except for a narrow band of calcaire à entroques that

straddles the Route des Grand Crus.

As good as the 99 Chambertin is, I slightly preferred the 98 for its better overall density and concentration. Blue, black and red hues together

with explosive earthy fruit and huge, very intense, flavors. This is massively constructed and powerful with impressive density and a richness

that ties the whole package together. Classic, old-style Chambertin as it should be.

Tasted: Jan 01, 2001 / Score: 92

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com

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