Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

2015

6/750

This vintage is a blend of two vineyards: “Les Plantes” represents about a quarter of the blend, with the balance coming from "Les Borniques". These two parcels— .04 hectares in total— are located on the alluvial cone of the Ambin valley; the substrata are composed of periglacial red silt, enriched with Bathonian limestone. The vines average 70 years of age.

1,000 bottles produced annually.

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(90-92) points
"Mild reduction presently masks the underlying fruit. The middle weight flavors possess a notably finer mouth feel and more evident minerality as well, all wrapped in a lingering finish that is underpinned by dense but fine-grained tannins on the balanced and seductively textured finish. This is very Chambolle in character and note that it should be approachable after only a few years of bottle age."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2017
92 points
"Healthy ruby-red. Very ripe, slightly sauvage aromas of blackberry, roasted strawberry, leather and smoky minerality. Very ripe and round--in fact, almost liqueur-like--and a step up in silkiness and palate presence from the estate's village wines. With its impression of fleshiness and sucrosité, this wine comes across as more open than the village wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée. The wine's dark fruit flavors are complicated by soil-driven notes of dried flowers and herbs. Finishes fine-grained and strong, with slowly building length. This wine should give pleasure on the early side."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, January 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB6132-15
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable