Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Plantes, 2011, Domaine Bertagna

Note: from a .23 ha parcel

Here the nose is notably more somber and ever-so-slightly riper with darker fruit though this impression is enhanced by the noticeably smoky character of the oak.

There is good volume and reasonably good concentration to the medium-bodied flavors that are robust and not particularly elegant though that is the intrinsic nature of this vineyard.

In fact it typically reminds me more of an average Morey 1er than a classic Chambolle. I like the persistence and the only other nit besides the mildly annoying oak toast is a touch of warmth. In sum this may sort itself out with time in bottle but as the description would suggest this is fairly awkward.

Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com 

Score: 88

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