A more linear and focused Chambolle that is tighter and more mineral than Les Baudes. Pretty and silky with raspberry, blackberry and spicy notes that linger on the finish.
As one would expect, this is finer if less concentrated with more obvious minerality on the ultra elegant and airy red pinot fruit aromas that introduce delicious, round and detailed middle weight flavors that are precise and intense if less deep and complex as well as slightly less structured. As pretty as this is, there is better overall material in the Baudes. (89-91)/2012+
Smudgy nose.Lots hidden in there. Very Chambolle with really entrncing texture and nascent perfume. Neat and well balanced.
Created in 1955 by Edmond Geantet, this popular domaine has been run by his friendly and energetic son Vincent since 1989. Now joined by his son and daughter, Fabien and Emilie, the Geantets have built up this domaine into one of the most substantial estates in the Côte de Nuits, with 22 hectares of vines across Gevrey Chambertin and beyond. Their new winery at the edge of the village may not be one of the region’s architectural high points, but it has given them the vital space to vinify at ease. Through a combination of old vines (plenty of centenaries in their vineyards), sumptuous fruit concentration and generous new oak they make a hedonistic style of Burgundy. With a generous 10 day cold maceration, the colours are deep and the fruit aromas dark and ripe.
The wines of Chambolle Musigny are like no other. They can be superbly delicate, yet mindblowingly complex. Of all the northern Burgundy appellations, they are the most ethereal, and as a result the most feminine. Most of the Chambolle Musigny vineyard area is encompassed in its Village and Premier Cru appellations including the robust Beaux Bruns, the splendidly mineral Le Cras and the poised yet powerful Les Amoureuses. It produces only two Grand Crus - the round and rich Bonnes Mares which it shares with Morey St. Dénis, as well as what could be described as the Stradivarius of grand crus, Musigny.