JancisRobinson.com – 17-
Unracked cask sample. Intense, somehow purple fruit. So juicy and almost sweet. Would I dismiss this as too sweet if served it blind as a California Pinot, I wonder? There is structure there but for the moment the sweetness trumps it. Fine tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2042
Robert Parker – 93
The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Combottes wafts from the glass with aromas of raspberries, plums and cherries complemented by hints of warm spices, raw cocoa and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, it’s ample and gourmand, with a broad attack and a generous, giving profile.
Decanter – 95
From a 0.27ha slice at the base of the premiers crus, this wine made itself in 2019, according to Christophe Roumier. Malolactic fermentation was finished by July and it wasn’t racked until bottling, resulting in an easy-going wine, with perfumed, elegant fruit, edged by the scent of violets and a silky, super-fine texture which doesn’t lack for persistence on the graceful finish. Very Chambolle.
Jasper Morris – 91-93
Suave mid purple. Not one of the more concentrated noses. The quality is in the sensuality not the intensity though it is higher than the other wines at 14%, which does perhaps inform the finish. 4 barrels made.
Burghound – 91
Somewhat surprisingly, here the nose is notably riper with its aromas of dark cherry, dark currant and spiced plum. There is very good freshness and verve to the attractively textured and very rich medium weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the youthfully austere and sneaky long finale that also displays a subtle warmth. This is a bit less approachable than usual though it’s not really austere and a wine that ultimately should reward up to a decade or so of keeping.