The WineJacky Truchot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2003
In 1937, Charmes-Chambertin was classified as a grand cru site, producing fresher, lighter styles of wines, which are best consumed at an earlier age. The region is planted with Pinot Noir, producing some of the softer red wines from Gevrey-Chambertin's stretch of grand cru vineyards.
Truchot was a legendary winemaker at the era with Henri Jayer, known for being a minimal-intervention producer which garnered a reputation for lightweight but aromatic and beguiling Pinot Noir wines.
After vinifying 26 vintages, Truchot ended with his fine 2005 vintage, selling all except one of his vineyards to David Duband, an old-fashioned, arch-traditionalist winemaker. The style of the wines is classic, with considerable elegance and refinement with subtle yet numerous tannins.
Tasting Notes: Extremely pure and fragrant. It is incredible that the earthy notes can be made in such an elegant and clean style. It kept changing all night. The aromas were open and close. It showed new flavors every time it opened up. Started with earthy and fruity to more savory notes then ended up with a superb yakiniku note. It was such a once in a lifetime experience.
- producer: Jacky Truchot
- varietal: Pinot Noir
- country: France
- vintage: 2003
- region: Burgundy
- size: 750ml
The CollectorVincent LeeManaged Inventory client since 2022.
“I heard about Jacky Truchot from a friend who mentioned that his wines are most similar in style to Henri Jayer’s. My first impression was that the style was so different from most Burgundian wines I’ve tasted. It was so earthy yet pure and clean. I was hooked and now a huge fan!”
My first impression was that the style was so different from most Burgundian wines I’ve tasted. It was so earthy yet pure and clean.