Chambolle-Musigny 1990 Dom. Dujac
3/96. Acquired from England Dec-95 for $27 (imported for $38 net).
Tonight we brought a bottle of this wine to a gathering of seven friends at a
local restaurant. I rarely drink village (B), so I was curious to see how this
super-vintage super-producer humble Chambolle will fare.
Another friend brought a bottle of 1992 Nuits-St. Georges 1er Cru (forgot
which) by A. Rodet. We had these two wines side by side. If there ever was a
proof that in Bourgogne, the producer comes first, then the vintage, then the
vineyard - this shoot-out provided all the proof in the world. The simple
Chambolle blew the Nuits 1er Cru to pieces with one hand tied behind its back.
COLOR: Pretty dark and deep for a six-years village (B).
NOSE: Fresh cherry aroma with the slightest hint of a delicate 'Bourgogne
Nose'. Not huge, but very pleasant and full of presence bouquet.
TASTE: Good follow thru of fruit on the palate, a bit acidic and a touch of
tannins at the finish. No great complexity but clean winemaking is evident.
LENGTH: The tannic finish is not carried over to the medium-short but pleasant
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium bodied yet surprisingly concentrated. Very good
fruit, some remaining tannins, a bit too acidic for perfect balance.
OVERALL: An excellent wine for the appellation and the price. Its good
qualities were probably accentuated in lieu of the almost foul-tasting Rodet
MARK: 17/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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