2010 Roche de Bellene, Maison Griottes-Chambertin
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • IWC 95
  • BH 92

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IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Bright full red. Liqueur-like raspberry syrup and mocha aromas lifted by stony minerality and peppermint. Lush and silky on entry then more powerful in the middle with a strong crushed stone element giving shape to the... Bright full red. Liqueur-like raspberry syrup and mocha aromas lifted by stony minerality and peppermint. Lush and silky on entry then more powerful in the middle with a strong crushed stone element giving shape to the raspberry and mint flavors. Finishes strong and very long with fine-grained tannins and noteworthy energy.
BH 92
Burghound, April 2012
This is completely overwhelmed by its wood from the nose to the finish and while there is good density it's not at all clear that this will ever completely integrate the extremely generous oak. What concerns me even more... This is completely overwhelmed by its wood from the nose to the finish and while there is good density it's not at all clear that this will ever completely integrate the extremely generous oak. What concerns me even more than having residual wood on the nose even in full maturity is what the oak is likely to do to the texture of the wine which in my experience is never a positive trait. We of course will see in time but I would advise caution.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

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Griottes-Chambertin is a 2.65 hectare, Grand Cru Pinot Noir vineyard within Gevrey-Chambertin.

Winery

Roche de Bellene, Maison

Maison Roche de Bellene is a negociant business in Burgundy launched in 2009 by Nicolas Potel, the owner of Domaine de Bellene. The business offers only the finest wines in limited cuvees to achieve its goal: to be the only “Haute Couture" negociant in Burgundy. Grapes are sourced from the same growers that Nicolas has been working with the last 15 years, who are either BIO certified or practice sustainable farming methods. The range of wines includes the widest selection of Grand Crus, prestige cuvees and individual terroirs from old vines both the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits.

Bellene comes from the name “Belenos”, an ancient Gallic god of sun and beauty similar to Apollon to the Greeks and to the god of the sun to the Celtic. Beaune City was named “Belena” during the Roman period and “Bellene” in the Middle Ages.