Jean Tardy Chambolle-Musigny Les Athets 2006
The ebullient Jean Tardy, in partnership with his son Guillaume, is a perfectionist and huge enthusiast of the wines of Burgundy. A visit to his cellar, or a conducted tour of his disparate plots, will immediately confirm these facts. A tasting here is always enjoyable, certainly for the high quality of the wines, but also for the Tardys’ warmth. Powerful bouquets, rich pure flavours and good balance are the hallmarks here. A firm believer in the compatibility of carefully selected fruit and new oak. Dark in colour. The abundant fruit typical of the 2006 vintage make this nicely approachable already. A year in barrel before bottling means the tannins are soft and ripe.