Burghound | Rating: 92A slightly more expressive nose that is explosively spicy, floral, black and ultra seductive fruit that displays subtle earth, anise notes plus and a touch of smoke. The medium-full, exceptionally precise flavors lead to a superbly focused and perfectly balanced finish. A seductive yet serious wine of immense length.Drink Dates: 2012+Issue: 1st Quarter, 2005
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Healthy medium red. Strawberry, raspberry, cherry and crushed stone on the musky nose. Silky but at the same time juicy, with strong minerality contributing to the wine's nervosite A distinct step up in flavor intensity over the foregoing samples. Very fresh, penetrating wine with lovely subtle length. But Mugnier noted that it's no higher in acidity than the Fuees.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2005
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Ripe strawberry and raspberry flavors, with a sweet old-vine quality and oak spices. It's pure and elegant, with subtle shadings of spice and mineral. Fine balance and harmony with a lingering spice on the finish. 240 cases made.Drink Dates: 2005-2010Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The ruby-colored 2002 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses reveals raspberry and violet aromas. This soft, medium-bodied wine is all finesse. Lovely notes of spices and red cherries are intermingled with roses in its expressive, detailed, balanced character. Drink it over the next 10-11 years.Drink Dates: 2004-2015Author: Pierre Rovani
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.
Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from , where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include , , , and .
New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in , particularly and , and top producers include , , and .
High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.
Collector Data For This Wine
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