2016 Gerard Seguin Chambolle - Musigny Derriere le Four
Grand Vin De Bourgogne
( Pinot Noir )
2018 Cases Produced in 2016
48 bottles available
$72 per 10% off 6 or more
Monday we received a few bottles from importer Craig Baker. Included in those was the 2016 Gerard Seguin Chambolle Musigny Derriere le Four. The Chambolle we opened immediately. It was immediately impressive. The nose is filled with violets and wild berries.
The flavor profile is dark cherry mixed with raspberry. The finish is spiced with white pepper and dark chocolate. Michele pointed out that it reminded her of the 2009 Capitain Gagnerot Corton les Lollieres
Grand Cru and I completely agree.
(one of my all time favorite wines, ever!! So that means I love it! M)
Tuesday, having saved not quite half the bottle by only sticking the cork back in, we took it, along with a variety of other bottles to the BYOB, Mr Wok, a few of us were having dinner. Included was Len Musgrove, author of the Wine Bargain Sleuth who we taste with when ever possible. The Seguin Chambolle which was rich and multi layered the first day open,
was even richer the next day, showing more layers and the finish developed even brighter components than 24 hours before. This is an amazing Burgundy. I did not tell either Len or Michael Byington before tasting, that this Pinot had been open for two days. They were amazed at the structure and depth of fruit. We all thought the Chambolle was the hit of the evening. 2016 is an exceptional vintage. Production though was down by more than half. Hail hit the region during flowering, diminishing the amount of fruit produced, but increasing the extraction and depth of what was left which lends this vintage to some highly complex, beautiful Pinot Noirs. You can enjoy this one now or in 10 years.
All the best, Rex
The proof is always in the glass!