($150) Good deep red. Aromas of wild small red berries, mocha, smoke and earth; quite ripe and perhaps less floral than usual. Sweet on entry, then firmer, less pliant, more mineral than the foregoing samples. Very elegantly styled, but today this rather reserved wine shows less volume than the Sentiers. Best on the broad back end, which features dusty but fine tannins and notes of spice and mint. Serge says the wine is better than this bottle is showing.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2005
Burghound | Rating: 93
Much more reserved than usual with backward but spicy black fruit aromas that merge into toasty, round, sweet, intense and wonderfully deep flavors and a sappy, incredibly long finish, all underpinned by fine, almost delicate tannins. There is a bit more toast here than I personally prefer but there can be no doubt that this is a terrific effort with outstanding base material.
Drink Dates: 2009-15
Issue: 1st Quarter, 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The exceptional 2002 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses is a big, broad, chunky wine. Medium-bodied, oily-textured, sultry, pure, and juicy, this lush beauty possesses awesome layers of thick, dark fruits. While dense and concentrated, it is also fresh, well-balanced, and exhibits a long, superb finish.