Robert Parker 93
“Tasted blind, Groffier’s 2015 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses showed good potential, unwinding in the glass with aromas of espresso roast, cassis, cherries and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, firm and tangy, with an abundance of fine, chalky tannins and racy underlying acids. It will need some time in bottle to unwind, but it appears to be very promising.”
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040
The 2015 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru is showing quite a lot of reduction on the nose, which is quite savory at first, with hints of dried blood infusing the black and blue fruit. The focused, well-balanced palate is full of energy, delivering very fine, supple tannin and a perfectly pitched line of acidity. It doesn’t quite deliver the complexity one would expect, although the finish is undoubtedly refined and persistent. Good potential, but it needs five years in bottle. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045