Red Burgundy 2011: vintage preview

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The challenging 2011 vintage tested growers, and the resulting reds are inconsistent - more reason than ever to head expert advice. Jeannie Cho Lee MW visited Burgundy to taste the wines in barrel and picks out the best from the top-end estates...
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red burgundy 2011, Domaine Trapet pere et fils Chambertin
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Domaine Trapet Père et Fils, Chambertin Grand Cru

Domaine Trapet Père et Fils, Chambertin Grand Cru
Generous, concentrated wine with layers of dark and red berry fruits along with lifted acidity and silky tannins. Elegant with a long finish. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Price £125 (ib) Corney & Barrow
Drink 2016–2026

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