Bright medium red. Tangy raspberry aroma lifted by a hint of peppery acidity and a suggestion of white fruits. Precise and piercing, with brisk acidity and strong minerality currently dominating underlying red fruits and flowers. Wonderfully fresh and long but in need of some time in bottle. "Two thousand ten is great if you like minerality, the truth and freshness," noted winemaker Francois Millet. A splendid village wine with a future.
Robert Parker 92
The 2010 Chambolle-Musigny is fantastic. It boasts incredible aromatic complexity, gorgeous textural finesse and seemingly endless layers of fruit. Suave yet firm tannins support the fruit through to the highly attractive, delineated finish. This is a great way to start a survey of the domaine’s 2010s. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025. Long-time oenologist Francois Millet was away during my visit to Burgundy, so I can’t relay his always visually evocative thoughts on recent vintages. At the end of the day, though, these wines need no words; they speak for themselves, and then some. Commercial director Jean-Luc Pepin was kind enough to show me all of the 2010s and 2009s (from bottle), including the seldom seen Bourgogne Blanc. I will report on the 2009s in the April issue. A Becky Wasserman Selection, Le Serbet, various American importers, including: Atlanta Wholesale Wines, Atlanta, GA; tel. (404) 696-9440; C?Est Vin, District of Columbia; tel. (703) 243-3559; Dreyfus Ashby & Co., New York, NY; tel. (212) 818-0770
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025
A very fresh, cool and airy nose of primarily red currant and stone introduces detailed and mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that possess refined tannins, all wrapped in a dusty, balanced and long finish. There is outstanding complexity and the 1ers in the blend contribute materially to the overall sophistication.