Bright, deep red. Refined aromas of raspberry, crushed stone and white pepper, plus a whiff of white fruits. A step up in cut and tangy intensity from the foregoing samples, offering much more inner-mouth tension and energy. At once creamy and taut; here the vineyard stands up to the vintage character. Less thick and more juicy than the Fuees and village wine. Finishes firmly tannic, with a lingering aftertaste of crushed stone. This will need substantial bottle aging.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
The 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureses is sweet, layered and totally beautiful. At the same time, it is pretty clear the wine has already begun to shut down. With time in the glass, some of the typical weightless energy of Amoureuses comes through, but despite its considerable appeal, the wine is showing only a fraction of its ultimate potential. I imagine the 2009 will enjoy a long drinking window once it awakens from its current slumber.