Aromatic and lively. Dances and sings. More vibrant than some vintages. Great attack. Very mellifluous.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020
Robert Parker 91
The 2005 Chambolle-Musigny smells of ripe red raspberry with high-toned touches of black tea, lemon zest, iris, and horseradish. Bright, bracing and treble on the palate, it nevertheless doesn’t lack for primary sweetness of fruit and finishes long and bright, with subtly meaty, chalky undertones. This over-achieving village wine nicely combines virtues of high- and low-elevation sites. Sharing expanded wine-making facilities with her husband, Louis Boillot, Gislaine Barthod continues to render some of the purest, most expressively fruity and consistently excellent as well as ageworthy Pinots in Burgundy. All but the Bourgogne and village Chambolle ” recently assembled in tank ” were tasted from barrel. Importer: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, Pine Plains, NY; tel. (800) 910-1990.
Good full, deep red. Sappy dark cherry, raspberry, flowers and smoky oak on the nose. Juicy, intense and strong, with good density for village wine. Flavors of dark fruits and bitter chocolate. Possesses firm mineral spine and sound balancing acidity. Finishes with very good length.