2016 - Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras Ghislaine Barthod
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Ghislaine Barthod
Region
Chambolle-Musigny
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2023 - 2036
Case size
3x75cl
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2016 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1ER CRU LES CRAS GHISLAINE BARTHOD - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Ghislaine Barthod
Region
Chambolle-Musigny
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2023 - 2036
Case size
3x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £668.04 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2017

    Masses of generous raspberry fruit flavours, this is a full-bodied style of Les Cras with some firm gritty tannins, balanced by intense ripe fruit. The finish is long and bright.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2017,
    Score: 92-94

    The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras was severely affected by the frost, with 70% less production than normal, or just six barrels this year. It has a tightly wound bouquet with dark berry fruit, wild strawberry, mulberry and light graphite scents that come through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, impressive density and energy, a little confit-like towards the finish that has more spiciness than the Véroilles or Les Fuées. Excellent, maybe one of the longer-term Chambolles from the domaine. Drink 2021-2040

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2018,
    Score: 92-95

    A cool, reserved and intensely floral nose is gorgeously spiced, indeed this is the spiciest wine in the range, with its ripe red and blue berry fruit aromas that offer up attractive floral notes. The equally cool and restrained medium weight flavors possess excellent structural ripeness as well as fine size, weight and power on the intense, harmonious and mouth coating finish. This tautly muscular effort is a classic Les Cras that is stylish, classy and should age beautifully and note well that it's going to need it. Brilliant. Sweet spot Outstanding. Drink: 2031+

  • ST

    Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
    Score: 92-94

    Bright, dark red with ruby tones. Very dark, youthfully medicinal aromas of black cherry and licorice. Highly concentrated and densely packed, showing a chewy core of medicinal dark fruits, menthol and salty minerals. As tactile as a solid but also boasts terrific opulence and sweetness. Spreads out to saturate the palate on the long finish, with features substantial dusty but supported tannins. Barthod noted that some of her wines from hillside vines were much tighter the day before my visit and are showing more texture today--this despite the fact that the temperature in her cellar had fallen at the beginning of November with the arrival of much colder weather.

  • DC

    Decanter, January 2018,
    Score: 95

    Les Cras is another of the highlights in the Barthod cellar this year, bursting from the glass with a projected bouquet of red cherry, orange rind, redcurrant and violets. On the palate the wine is simply stunning, with superb concentration, an almost electric sense of tension and energy, bottomless depth, and a profound streak of chalky minerality which carries through the long and penetrating finish. Barthod’s vines here lie in the point of Les Cras as it approaches the village of Chambolle, and the soils here are white - high in active calcium in comparison to the redder clays found on the Fuées side of the vineyard. Drink 2026-2045

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Producer

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.

Region

Chambolle-Musigny

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.