Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 – Trapet Père & Fils


Includes 19% MwSt.
(480,43  / 1000 ml)
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Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 - Trapet Père & Fils

Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 - Trapet Père & Fils


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Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from dated 12.08.2020, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

With 5.46 hectares, the Grand Cru Chapelle-Chambertin vineyard is very small in itself, and only 0.6 hectares are owned by the Trapets there. It was the first G-C parcel that Louis, the ancestor, purchased at the end of the 19th century, and he planted it secretly and still forbidden with American rootstocks when phylloxera entered the vineyards. The plot was replanted in 1945 and the terroir is warm, flat and has good drainage. The soil is characterized by limestone blocks in the subsoil and a layer of clay in the topsoil.
For Jean Louis Trapet, the vintage is one of the best in the history of the domaine. This assessment is supported by the fact that the 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru with the highest score of any wine from Neal Martin's 2018 tasting for Vinous has emerged. The Latricières-Chambertin was only just behind. The year began with an early strong budbreak, which was put into perspective a little later by a wet May bringing mildew and naturally limiting the amount. It then became hot and dry, but the heavy spring rains had replenished the vineyards' water stores. Some rain was added in July, and it remained warm, even hot and dry in places, until the harvest on September 4. The harvest took place under ideal conditions until 12 September. The only challenge was to be quick, because within five days the sugar content of the berries increased by 25 grams (!). As the berries were thick-skinned, the seeds ripe and the raisins well wooded, Jean Louis opted for a 75 % whole cluster fermentation. The raisins brought more structure and some coolness to the wine, and the slow release of the sugars provided finesse. At Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru about 40 % of new wood was used. How did Jean Louis Trapet put it? »What delicious fruit in the Chapelle! What a complexity in the Latricières! What power in the Chambertin!"


dark cherry-red


The 2018 Chapelle-Chambertin is a charmer and seducer, as he is in the book. That is clear from the first moment. It smells intensely and invitingly of preserved cherries as well as their fresh sweet as well as crunchy variants. In addition, there is a fine fragrance of iris, roses and mint. With air this wine becomes more and more elegant. Cinnamon comes into play, some vanilla and wood of the finest provenance. In addition, a little plum and some liquorice can be found. 


On the palate the grand cru immensely juicy with a dark ripe berry fruit, with cherries and blood oranges. Some of the cherries seem cooked down with cinnamon and licorice. This Pinot hugs you with its elegant, classy, exceedingly fine tannin that carries the wine along with the linear acidity into the long finish. It is a Chapelle-Chambertin for hedonists, one who is already accessible, has power but above all nobility. He is a beau who not only looks good, but also captivates his audience with stories, as it were. And for all that, the grand cru also what makes the top of the appellation power, length, complexity and great further potential. 

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Leg of venison with bourguignonne sauce
  • Coq au Chambertin
  • Potato gratin with truffles and figs roasted in butter and burgundy
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)


contains sulphur and casein





Alcohol content

13% Vol.

Residual sweetness



5,8 g/l

Drinking temperature


Parker points



Domaine Trapet, 53 route de Beaune, 21220 Gevrey-Chambertin / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01


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