Rating 94 - 96
Drink Date 2017 - 2035
Reviewed by Neal Martin
Issue Date 2nd Jan 2015
Source 216 Part 2, The Wine Advocate
The 2013 Chambertin, which comes two parcels 1.6-hectares in the middle of the Grand Cru, has a very cohesive bouquet with dark berry fruit, a touch of sea spray and minerals that is very well defined and expands in the glass. The palate is very focused with superb mineral notes, real tension and precision, a terroir-driven Chambertin that is pure class. It is a beautifully crafted wine.
David and Nicolas Rossignol looked perplexed when I entered their winery, admittedly 15 minutes late. I apologized for my tardiness, little knowing that I was de facto exactly one week early. They had circled the wrong week in the calendar and it was only complete chance that both brothers had been sitting there knee-deep in accounts when I arrived, giving them what seemed like a welcome break their tax return to show me through their 2013s. As I remarked in my previous report, when I first encountered their wines in the late 1990s, they invariably produced adequate if rarely jaw-dropping wines. In recent years that has changed. There is much more refinement and precision