Healthy medium red. Very ripe aromas of wild strawberry, mocha and coffee complicated by smoky earth tones. Intense red berry confiture flavors show impressive energy for the year, no doubt due in part to the 70% whole-cluster fermentation. Finishes with a saline nuance and ripe, chewy tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2029
Robert Parker 92
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes from Cecile Tremblay has a lot of reduction on the nose, rather animally and meaty although there remains fine delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and good acidity. There is still some reduction but there is a good wine underneath here. It sits comfortably between rusticity and modernism, but it will need time to shake off that reduction.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030