In spite of disparaging tasting notes on Cellar Tracker, I decided to open Frederic Magnien '06 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Charmes". It was massively disappointing, in spite of a 2 hour decant, then back into the bottle. I mean completely dead! I tried again on day 2, but no improvement. I remember Bill Nanson (Burgundy Report) saying that you need to drink your '06's soon before they shut down. Boy, was he right about that. So it lays around the kitchen for a few days, open, then I put the Vaccuvin on it (only a half glass was left at this time. After a week or so I put it into the fridge on the outside chance that it was still alive. Took it out of the fridge this AM to make room for something else and put on the table (opened). I just poured the remains of the bottle (about 1/2 glass) and once again, to my amazement, it was all it was ever supposed to be. A solid 1st Cru, Deep, dark and delicious, no signs of oxidation. This was 11 days after opening the bottle and double decanting. Live and learn.
Richard Fadeley, CWS