($255) Deep red-ruby. Wild, sexy aromas of musky dark raspberry, smoked meat and flowers. Dense, rich, thick and superconcentrated, with a powerful core of candied cherry fruit. This really saturates the palate with flavor. No doubt constituted for a long life in bottle, but today the tannins are hidden by the wine's sheer mass of fruit.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
From 50-year-old vines, a 2005 Chapelle-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes smells of intensely ripe black-raspberry and tiny Maine blueberries, comes onto the palate with a sappy, slightly resinous, pungently spicy and berryish, almost Zinfandel-like fruit personality allied to very Burgundian carnality, and finishes with dark concentration yet panache. Silky, refined tannins and an overall sleekness suggest a wine to revisit in 8-10 years as one would hate to miss out on some remaining elements of this wine's strikingly intense primary fruit.
Author: David Schildknecht
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
Lush, open and very approachable now, this red oozes blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors, with firm, ripe tannins and a supple texture. Has fine length. Very seductive. 200 cases made.