A languid red, with cherry, raspberry and currant flavors that float across the palate on a silky texture. Spice and earth notes add depth to this long and harmonious version. Best from 2015 through 2028. 72 cases imported.
Drink Dates: 2015-2028
Author: Bruce Sanderson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94
Medium red-ruby. Subdued, slightly stunted nose suggests coffee, game and truffle, with primary fruits and minerals in the background. Rich, sweet and broad but much more closed than the premier cru; hints at wild huckleberry. Seamless in the middle but dominated today by its sizable tannic structure. This infant finishes with very good subtle length. Not showing its aromatic high notes today: I suspect I caught this in an awkward stage.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2012
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Slightly low key and dull. Dry on the end.
Drink Dates: 2016-2026
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
Tasted at the Chambolle Amoureuses vertical in London, the 2010 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses is perhaps the modern-day benchmark for Drouhin's Amoureuses. As expected, it is more backward, perhaps more austere and earthier than the 2009. But what completely takes your breath away is the precision, the brilliant delineation. The palate is extremely focused, an Amoureuses balancing on a high wire, a little graininess in texture with immense length. This vin de garde deserves several years in cellar, but trust me, it will be well worth the wait. Tasted November 2015.