DOMAINE BERNARD MUNIER CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY CASE
NEW OAK OR NOT NEW OAK? ...THAT IS THE QUESTION.
AND THE ANSWER IS: HERE IS A CHANCE TOTASTE FOR YOURSELF!
HERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY YOU WON'T GET TOO OFTEN! BERNARD MUNIER MAKES A SINGLE-VINEYARD CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY. BUT FROM THAT VINEYARD, HE MAKES TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WINES! MUNIER RAISES MOST OF THIS WINE IN OAK BARRELS THAT HAVE BEEN USED AT LEAST ONCE BEFORE; BARRELS THAT DO NOT IMPART NEARLY THE TANNINS THAT NEW OAK DOES.
BUT, YOU MAY ASK, HOW DOES HE DO THAT YEAR-IN, YEAR-OUT? DON'T THE BARRELS EVENTUALLY GET TOO OLD? THE ANSWER IS, MUNIER BUYS ONE NEW BARREL EVERY YEAR TO ADD TO THE ROTATION, AND HE RAISES PART OF THE VERY SAME WINE IN 100% NEW OAK.
THE EXACT SAME WINE. TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT RESULTS.
THE DIFFERENCE IS ASTOUNDING AND BOTH WINES ARE WONDERFUL EXPRESSIONS OF CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY TERROIR
Includes 6 bottles of each, ground shipping included.
Domaine Bernard Munier Chambolle-Musigny 'Clos de l'Orme' 2013
Bernard Munier's Chambolle Musigny 'Clos de l'Orme' is exactly the same wine from the same parcel as his other 'cuvee' Chambolle-Musigny, except here he raises the wine in 100% new oak. The difference is astounding, and not as shocking as you might expect. That black cherry fruit becomes a bit more chocolate and leather, and the tannic structure is more pronounced. A great success. And the two wines merit a side-by-side tasting.
Domaine Bernard Munier Chambolle-Musigny 2013
Here, from Bernard Munier, is a Chambolle-Musigny village from a great vintage that is open and fresh and grabs your attention. It’s not often in the world of Burgundy, and especially Cotes de Nuit, that you can drink a wine of such provenance young with gusto and without guilt. Chiseled black fruit with distinctive Morey minerality. A real find, we thought! Bernard also makes a 'cuvee' of the very same wine in 100% new oak called the 'Clos de l'Orme'. The two wines merit a side-by-side tasting.