The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Carrières 1er Cru comprises six barrels this year, plus one amphora that may or may not be blended. The barrel sample has a concentrated bouquet of ravishing red berry fruit mixed with iodine and violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a slightly chalky texture and a focused, quite Morey-like finish that lingers. There is something serious about this Les Carrières that suggests it will be for long-term consumption. I also tasted the wine from amphora. This has more sheen on the nose, more polish, perhaps. The palate is medium-bodied with black cherry and cassis fruit, the fruit profile similar but the texture silkier than the regular blend. There are touches of pain grillé here, and the wood element is just a little more marked on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2036