Chambolle-Musigny

2016

This wine is the result of a blend of five different blocks all located at the top of Chambolle’s slopes. They have of a north-east exposition which allows them to benefit from nice sunshine. The soil is made of clay and limestone and is very rocky, which confers to the wine this mineral caracteristic of the appellation. The average age of the vines here is 45 years old. Total holdings, 1.85 hectares. Vinified with 70% whole clusters, aged in 10% new oak.

90 points
"The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny Village has a lovely raspberry, Morello cherry and pressed flower scented bouquet, perhaps more mineral driven than the Nuits Saint-Georges. The palate is sweet on the entry with gentle grip, quite saline towards the linear, rather stern but quite compelling finish. Very good potential here."
Neal Martin,
Vinous
, March 2018
89-91 points
" In contrast to the expressiveness of the Nuits, this is aromatically restrained and somber and only grudgingly reveals its aromas of various dark berries, spice and violet scents. The sleek and impressively intense flavors possess a lacy mid-palate mouthfeel that contrasts moderately with the saline-inflected and mineral-driven finish that is presently on the youthfully austere side. This beauty of a Chambolle villages will need at least a few years of cellaring and should reward up to a decade's worth."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB0414-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir