Pretty butch

Another wine from the wonderful Sylvain Cathiard, one of his most minor crus. This was opened for general drinking purposes when my mother visited. It seems a tad butch to be really pretty Chambolle.

Chambolle Musigny les Clos de l’Orme 1999, Sylvain Cathiard

A ripe nose of fresh, bright fruit. It smells a bit hot, with a hint of over-ripe fruit character. The palate has some good ripe fruit, but the tannins are a bit too tough and I am not sure they’ll resolve themselves given time. It is a nice, vigorous wine, but not quite lovely enough for my tastes.