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2012 Joseph Drouhin - Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY
  • 94 WA
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 46478-2012
  • Rating: 94

    Tasted at the Chambolle Amoureuses vertical in London, the 2012 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses has such a vivid color that sets you up for the wonderful, effervescent bouquet. 'Virile'was a word that sprung immediately to mind, laden with animated maraschino and wild strawberry scents that are infused with plenty of mineralite, perhaps more than the 2010. The palate is medium-bodied and extremely cohesive. There is an effortless quality suffusing this Chambolle-Musigny, a sense of purity and transparency, while its satin-like texture will totally win you over. This is a beautiful wine. Tasted November 2015.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Rating: 95

    This is also gorgeously spicy with ripe and very fresh black cherry, red currant and sandalwood aromas. There is superb intensity to the overtly mineral-driven and beautifully delineated middle weight flavors that are shaped by a very firm but not hard tannic spine as there is good phenolic maturity here. I very much like the balance of the long and quite serious finale that is an exercise in harmony, indeed this could aptly be described as quite Zen-like. In a word, brilliant.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • Rating: 95

    Good bright, dark red. Vibrant, perfumed aromas of raspberry, wild herbs and white pepper; smells intense. Then dense, sappy and very fine-grained on the palate, with terrific lift and inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of raspberry, white pepper, stony minerality, mint and spices. This has 2010-like tension. Finishes dry, classic and incisive, with a firm spine of sweet tannins and terrific mouthwatering length. Leaves the salivary glands quivering. Delicate, elegant and strong. This has just 3.1 grams/liter acidity, according to winemaker Jerome Faure-Brac, but I never would have guessed.
    Issue: January/February 2014
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  • Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 126 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors