1990 Domaine des Chezeaux Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France

$999.99 USD

Rated 98 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Domaine de Chezeaux's Griottes-Chambertin rivals that made by Maurice and Claude Dugat. Nearly black in color, with a nose that offers up extraordinarily rich aromas of black-cherries, flowers, and truffles, in the mouth, the wine is stunningly rich, viscous, and chewy, with full body, tons of glycerin, and a finish that lasts for well over a minute. This is one of the most concentrated, opulent Pinot Noirs I have ever tasted. My instincts tell me there is considerable tannin lurking beneath the lavish quantities of fruit. But, wow, what an impression this wine makes! Drink it between 1995-2010 . While not many burgundies today merit a special search of the marketplace, this certainly does!

If, (1) you have survived our country's recession with some money to spend, (2) you do not mind parting with it, and (3) you love great Pinot Noir, then I cannot recommend too highly that you search the marketplace for a few bottles of the Domaine de Chezeaux's grands crus.