- Domaine Ghislaine Barthod
- Chambolle Musigny
- Pinot Noir
- 2018 - 2027
- Case size
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Goedhuis, December 2016
Full of cranberries and pomegranates on the nose, this is subtle and precise. Classic red fruit flavours are harmonious and graceful, with a nice crisp bite on the finish. Very very pure.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Chambolle-Musigny Village, which contains around 20% new oak, has a crisp black cherry and raspberry-scented bouquet, tight at first but fanning out with open arms upon aeration. The palate is just wonderful: super fine tannin, a killer line of acidity, a little crunchiness to the texture, but bestowed with immense purity on the finish. The saline touch completes one of the best village crus that I tasted during my visits.
Burghound, January 2017,
Here too the expressive and elegant nose is super-fresh with its cool array of black cherry, kirsch and spice-scented aromas. There is excellent richness and tension to the subtly mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that are slightly more firmly structured on the lingering and balanced finish where once again a hint of bitter cherry arises. Lovely stuff. Outstanding. (89-91)/2020+
Domaine Ghislaine Barthod
Exquisitely pure, ethereal, and terroir-driven, Ghislaine’s wines also have wonderful mineral raciness. The domaine was originally created by Marcel Noëllat, Ghislaine’s maternal grandfather. After attending viticultural college in Beaune in the 1980s, she began assisting her father, Gaston Barthod, at the family domaine. Her straightforward, no-nonsense approach helped introduce a sorting table, extended lees contact, a gentle cold soak before fermentation, and domaine bottling. All this enabled greater control over the quality of fruit, texture of tannins, and purity of flavours. The results have been year upon year of magical masterpieces from Chambolle Musigny. Along with her partner Louis Boillot, today she is joined in the vineyard and cellar by their son, Clément.
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.