The 2002 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru has a warm and generous bouquet with red plum, leather, undergrowth and a light stemmy scent (even though this is actually completely de-stemmed!). The palate is slightly sweeter and more confit-like compared directly with Roumier’s Les Cras, displaying fine definition with a detailed, lightly peppered finish. This is drinking beautifully now. Tasted blind at the Roumier Les Cras vertical at Medlar, London and also at La Trompette three months later.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2036
Robert Parker 93
Medium to dark ruby-colored and sporting a nose of violets and black fruits, the 2002 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras is produced from a high elevation vineyard. Its medium to full-bodied personality reveals awesome depth of fruit, breadth, and density. Crammed with lush fruit, its rich character offers blackberry jam, grapy cherries, cassis liqueur, and black cherries. This chunky, weighty offering is also extremely well-balanced, pure, and long in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018. Bravo! Importer: Neal Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York, NY; tel. (800) 910-1990
Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018