The 2011 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses has a self-effacing, nonchalant bouquet that takes time to gain vigor, but maintains its poise and precision as it slowly unfurls. This is a classic, mild-mannered Amoureuses rather than the feisty damsels one usually encounters. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins. It is beautifully balanced and very unassuming, yet the finish is beguilingly understated and just slips down the throat with ease. You then notice the extraordinarily long aftertaste, as if to belatedly remind you that you are drinking some serious terroir. Superb. Drink 2016+.
Author: Neal Martin
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Good bright, dark red. Inviting nose combines strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, pepper and exotic flowers. Silky and fine-grained, with berry and floral flavors energized by musky herbs and a youthfully bitter peppery element. Spreads out and builds on the vibrant back end, but this backward wine is in an awkward stage today.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2014
Vinous | Rating: 94
In 2011, the Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses is unusually cool and restrained, with slightly firm tannins and less of the early appeal it so often shows. Here it is the purity of the fruit that is simply remarkable. Flowers, savory herbs, sweet red berries and mint add nuance as the 2011 continues to open up in the glass.