Good deep red. Exotic, liqueur-like red fruits on the slightly stewed nose. Fat and rich but with a distinctly roasted character to the fruit, even a bit of incipient oxidation. Awkward for Chambolle premier cru and lacking freshness. Finishes with substantial, slightly drying tannins. Not my style.
Deep crimson. Slightly cheesy nose, but beautifully sweet on the palate. Very true to the domaine. Very correct and 2003. I’d like slightly more acidity.
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2013
Robert Parker 89
Earthy black fruits are found in the nose of the medium to full-bodied 2003 Chambolle-Musigny Les Beaux Bruns. I adored the expansive nature of this rich wine as well as the way its silky-textured personality unleashed waves of flavors reminiscent of candied raspberries awash in cream and spices. If the note of roasted bitterness, detected in the finish, dissipates in time, it will unquestionably merit an outstanding score. Projected maturity: 2007-2014. Importer: Neal Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York, NY; tel. (800) 910-1990
Anticipated maturity: 2007-2014