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, Philippe Pacalet Charmes Chambertin
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Philippe Pacalet, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

Philippe Pacalet, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Intense spices, herbs, savoury, meaty flavours. Very expressive right now with long silky tannins and persistent finish. 18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Drink 2016–2024

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