Burghound – 93
(Outstanding) This too is aromatically quite cool with its more elegant array of essence of rose petal, lavender, violet, red pinot fruit and a whiff of exotic spice elements. There is again fine volume and plenty of minerality to the dusty, compact and distinctly austere yet hugely persistent finale. As should be the case, this is quite backward and will need at least 12 to 15 years to arrive at its apogee.
Vinous – 93
The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru is blended with 57% whole bunch (one-third of this vineyard has just been replanted). It has a lovely bouquet of black cherries, cherry liqueur, black pepper and just a touch of balsamic. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a little more austere than other Les Amoureuses that I have tasted, but leading to a precise finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
Jasper Morris – 95-97
57% (what precision!) whole bunch vinification. These are mostly younger vines, replanted in 1992 and 2012 (and more in 2019). Bright sensual purple. The nose is very fine, but not explosive though the sensuality on the plate is typical of the vineyard. Ripe purple cherries with a little bit of spice and white pepper, beautiful perfume to finish, really very good. Excellent length.
Decanter – 95
This Amoureuses comes from a substantial parcel planted with mature vines. The depth of fruit here is intense, with focused aromas of cassis and black cherry. On the palate there is an impressive density and firm, finely-grained tannins that lead to a robust, almost slightly rustic finish. Intensely concentrated and complex, this will smooth out with a bit of time in the bottle and should age for decades.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2039