The 2007 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru has a slightly deeper hue compared to the 2000. Red berry fruit is laced with morels, pressed rose petals, leather and incense, quite complex and involving. The palate is medium-bodied with commendable depth considering the season. Pure red fruit with wonderful piquancy, hints of white pepper and clove lead towards quite a weighty and compelling finish. This surpasses my expectations and constitutes an impressive 2007 that is à point. Tasted blind at the Roumier Les Cras vertical at Medlar, London.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2043
Robert Parker 93
The 2007 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras is exceptional, offering up a beautifully pure bouquet of red cherries, raspberries and peony, with scant sign of the tertiary nuances to come. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and glossy, with a succulent core of fruit that largely conceals its tannic frame, concluding with a long, chalky finish that’s firmly stamped by the terroir of Les Cras.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2037
80% finished MLF. Very rich and concentrated nose. Very sumptuous and layered. Racy yet with good bottom. Real energy. Sinewy.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017