- Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
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Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Les Clos de l'Orme has a very intense nose compared to Cathiard’s other village cuvées, featuring black cherries, cassis and light blueberry aromas that are supremely well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and wonderful bead of acidity. It tightens up toward the finish, indicative of a wine that is determined to give two decades of pleasure. Just a wonderful Chambolle-Musigny. 2021 - 2040
Burghound, January 2020,
Once again there is enough reduction present to knock down the fruit though it does seem ripe. More interesting are the vibrant, intense and highly refined medium weight flavors that also culminate in an austere, serious and very firm finish that offers notably better depth and persistence. With that said, I underscore that at least some patience will be necessary. Drink: 2030+ Outstanding
Wine Advocate, January 2020,
Aromas of ripe cherries and blackberries, complemented by notions of rose petals, violets and musky spices preface the 2018 Chambolle Musigny Clos de l'Orme, a medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered wine that's multidimensional, concentration and gourmand while remaining lively and beautifully defined. This is an exquisite Chambolle.
Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
Sylvain Cathiard is one of the top growers in Vosne Romanée, a region not shy of exceptional talent. He only has around 4.25 hectares of vines, therefore the quantity that he makes is particularly small. Traditionally, Burgundy domaines are renowned for being minute in size, and he is definitely amongst the smallest. In addition, he has some of the most exceptional vineyards, which read like a Who's Who list of the Côte de Nuits, many of which are located next to grand crus sites. This combination is lethal for allocations. Too little wine with too many open hands all waiting for their fair share. SInce 2011 his talented son, Sébastien, has been running the domaine.
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.