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2009 Cheverny Rouge Domaine Philippe Tessier Le Point du Jour (750ml)
Producer: Domaine Philippe Tessier philippetessier.fr
Appellation: Cheverny - Touraine - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir - Gamay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$11.99
Alcohol %: 12.5
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 4, 2010 , Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
""From 40 year-old Pinot Noir vines, along with some Gamay, Tessier’s 2009 Cheverny Point du Jour brims with ginger-tinged fresh red raspberry, strawberry, and cherry. Blond tobacco and chalk add appeal on a polished, caressing palate displaying some of Pinot’s notoriously seductive textural potential, and this finishes with almost melon-like dripping succulence as well as subtle red fruit skin tartness. There could be far worse introductions to Cheverny rouge – to say nothing of Pinot Noir – than this excellent value." (08/10) The aromatic is teaming with loads of red fruits up top and a slightly denser core of blue fruits underneath. The chalk of the soil comes through on the mid palate while the classy fruit texture of the Pinot Noir envelops a silky tannin structure which leads into a tasty finish that lingers on the palate for quite sometime. This is definitely a denser and more concentrated version of the regular Cheverny Rouge and would greatly benefit with about 3 years of bottle aging…Or, a good hour of decanting. " Best 2012-2014