2013 Domaine Clos de la Chapelle Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru

This was a PNP and I liked the chance to trace its progression as it aired. However, if you want maximum pleasure right away, decant this for 2 hours. Dark red color at the core with fading at the rim. Bright cherry and spice nose. On the palate there are cherry, blackberry, roasted coffee. It gets brighter and more red-fruited with air. Bit of anise on the mid-palate. Lovely minerality that becomes more pronounced with time. Firm tannins, nice acidity, excellent balance. Finishes sharp and long with dark fruits. Overall this became spicier and more structured as it aired. Probably best to wait on this for 4 or 5 years or decant it as noted above. "A-" but with a distinct upside.

Charlie