Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Combe d'Orveaux VV

2016

This .82 hectare plot is a geological extension of Musigny, and was classified as such before phylloxera. Half was planted in the 1940’s, one-quarter in the 1990’s, and the remainder in 2010.  Total production is 3,600 bottles.

 
95 points
"Bright medium red. Knockout nose combines raspberry, rose petal, violet, spices and stone, with darker fruit notes emerging as the wine opens in the glass; there's a ripeness allied to freshness here that reminds me of southern Rhone grenache from a moderately warm vintage. Densely packed, wonderfully energetic, tactile wine with a captivating sweetness perfectly supported by lively acidity. This is actually a bit youthfully compact in the middle palate, with a slightly monolithic quality that calls for extended aging. The very long, mounting, palate-staining finish displays striking tension and a complete absence of edges. Clavelier's mostly very old vines here are situated next to Petits-Musigny, the southern portion of Musigny. Really transcends the vintage."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, January 2018
91-93 points
"TThe 2016 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Combe d'Orveaux was limited to just three barrels this year because of the frost. The hard, rocky, chalky soils are translated into the aromatics, permeating the vivid red fruit (Morello and cranberry leaf). The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, elegant from the start with quite a silky texture that is not common in this vintage apropos Chambolle. It gently unfolds, maintains a fine backbone, slightly chalky in texture with impressive tension on the finish. This is a very fine Chambolle considering the growing season. Chapeau."
Neal Martin,
Wine Advocate
, December 2017
87-90 points
"An elegant and admirably pure nose is composed by notes of essence of red cherry, lavender, spice and an interesting hint of crushed mint. The sleek, intense and beautifully detailed middle weight flavors are supported by somewhat riper tannins though the slightly chewy and moderately austere finish will require a few years to better resolve and even then it's not clear that this will achieve its normally excellent quality level."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2018
93 points
"Intense black currant and violet flavors highlight this linear, tense red, hanging together with a grainy texture and dense tannins. Fine length. Best from 2023 through 2035."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, May 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB3443-16
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic