Bright, dark red. Sappy, slightly reduced aromas of black raspberry and coffee bean. Juicy, spicy and on the lean side, with lovely cut to its flavors of spicy red fruits. Not a particularly fleshy wine but offers a subtle sweetness and considerable class. There was less millerandage in these 50-year-old vines than in the Poisets, notes Lachaux.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
CS Sweeter fruit and more toast and vanilla on the nose ? like a visit to a pƒtisserie. Firmly structured but with a very attractive fresh lightness in the middle. Long, fresh spicy finish. (JH)
Author: Jancis Robinson
Burghound | Rating: 91
Fairly strong reduction renders the nose difficult to read but the flavors are sweet and much finer, particularly with respect to the tactile qualities as there is excellent detail and a subtle shading of minerality on the complex and refined finish that offers impressive persistence. This is understated but really lovely.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 1st Quarter, 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 89
The 2005 Chambolle-Musigny comes from extensive old vine acreage scattered about a range of relatively high-elevation parcels north and west of Le Musigny, and hints at its class of origin in an alluring nose of black cherry, plum, fresh meat juices, a savory, rich palate with salty, chalky mineral nuances and a refined, relatively delicate but persistent finish.