This wine needs no introduction, it’s a perfect 10 from every angle, but allow me to break it down for you.
PRODUCER + WINEMAKING –
Christopher Perrot Minot has decades of experience and his 2002 launch was what made him a true Burgundy elite. He sets extremely high standards, such as allowing less than 20hl/ha in his Grand cru vineyards and pressing is done with the lightest of touches here utilizing only the free run juice. The wines are not punched down, only gently pumped over, with max 40% new oak. He continues to make more refined and elegant wines that truly speaks to the incredible terroir he has.
THE VINEYARD + VINE –
Chambertin Grand Cru was the most powerful, age-worthy, and highly thought after Grand Cru of Burgundy. It was Napoleon’s favorite, and a wine most people only dream of tasting one day. The vine age is between 50-52 years old vine here, and only 1430 BOTTLES were produced!!! That’s less than 119 cases!
SCORES – 96 POINTS VINOUS
"The 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru has the most backward and surly nose of Christophe Perrot-Minot’s Grand Crus, but it just needs a few swirls to reveal enticing raspberry, cranberry, brown spice and slightly ferrous aromas. The mineralité starts to reveal itself with aeration. The medium-bodied palate offers supple tannin, gorgeous pure raspberry preserve notes mixed with blood orange, sea salt and light quince, and marmalade notes toward the succinct finish. Predictably as it might read, this is the best 2017 from Perrot-Minot."
LISTEN TO PERROT MINOT TALK ABOUT HIS PHILOSOPHY IN AN INTERVIEW HERE - HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/OQSGSSYA9I8
Now I’m super excited to share with find with you ESPECIALLY because....
1. This wine is already in the US, no need to wait, no need to worry about the 24%-100% tariff that might be applied to any future incoming French wines
2. I got a killer deal because of my industry connection. Normally this bottle goes for $1000+, but I’m offering it at $812.76 (yup, you read that right) Only 3 bottles available. First come first serve.
Now that’s how we start 2020 with a huge bang!