Medium red with a bright rim. Captivating aromas of raspberry, strawberry, mocha, cinnamon and underbrush, plus a note of chlorophyll. Silky and sweet but with a strong edge of acidity giving shape and lift to the terroir-driven flavors of red berries, slate, pepper and earth. This wine was sensual from the start, noted Ghislaine Barthod, who added that 2002 "just lacked a bit of phenolic maturity–2014 is riper." Still a touch tight on the back end, finishing with sweet tannins and good peppery lift. Really exhilarating sugar/acid balance here.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2024
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