This cuvée was off the menu last year due to frost damage but sees a happy return in 2017. It displays the village’s classical red cherry perfume, sweet tannin structure, and elegant frame. It is a paradigm of this excellent and popular commune.
A pretty and airy nose speaks mainly of various red berries with background hints of floral and sandalwood. The sleek and attractively vibrant lighter weight flavors possess both good minerality and delineation on the youthfully austere if slightly short finish. This will most likely flesh out with a few years of bottle age but it's difficult to predict whether the length will improve. Drink 2023+
The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Village, a quarter of which comes from the Premier Cru Les Chatelot, has a tightly wound blackberry, briar and raspberry bouquet displaying fine mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied and quite linear, with grippy, slightly chalky tannin and a touch of spice toward the finish. There is good tension here, although I would like a tad more length. 2021 - 2032
Following fifteen years as winemaker at Comte Armand, Benjamin Leroux is now amongst an elite band of specialist micro-négociants setting up in the Côte D’Or. Based in Beaune, Benjamin uses his network of contacts to source only the very best fruit and, where he has contracts, likes to advise on vineyard practices to make sure that the raw material is of the highest quality. He makes wines from a broad and diverse selection of appellations, but all show a true connection to their origins.
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.