Search Available Vintages
Tasting Notes for Chambolle Musigny Les Cras - Roumier, Georges, 2005:
The 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras smells of ripe blackberry, raspberry, forest floor and chalk dust. A polished, creamy, yet palpably chalky and brightly fresh-fruited palate offers a sumptuous saturation of black and red fruits with inner-mouth aromatic accents of cherry pit, pistachio, flowers and citrus zest. This shows wonderful primary fruit intensity and energy, exciting length, and the promise of continued poise and polish for at least another 10-12 years.
One senses that Christophe Roumier considers 2005 a high point of his career, and my visit with him was among the high points of my recent trip. He describes this as Ùa classic vintage lending itself to very calm, classic vinification,Î which given the opportunities afforded by perfectly healthy, firm, dry, ripe fruit involved triage almost solely to remove ladybugs, and included around 25% whole clusters in the fermenters at the Premier Cru level and 50% at that of Grand Cru.
Wine Advocate # 170 Apr 2007
Parker Points: 93-94
Drinking Period: -
Tasting Notes for Chambolle Musigny Les Fuees - Mugnier, J F, 2012:
Parker Points: -
Drinking Period: -
Tasting Notes for Charmes Chambertin - Dujac, 1990:
The Charmes-Chambertin has a slightly deeper ruby color, a stunningly complex, open nose of herbs, black fruits, and smoky oak. Densely concentrated and full-bodied, yet elegant, fat, and rich, it can be drunk over the next decade. Jacques Seysses is immensely proud of his 1990s, proclaiming them the finest wines he has made since 1978. He said the same thing about his 1985s, but I agree that the 1990s appear to have greater potential for longevity.Wine Advocate # 83
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 1992-2002
Tasting Notes for Charmes Chambertin - Dugat-Py, 1999:
The 1999 Charmes-Chambertin is medium to dark ruby-colored and offers a knock-out nose of sweet cherries, smoked bacon, and mint. This is a huge, medium to full-bodied wine that is highly concentrated and expansive. Untold quantities of blackberries, cherries, spices, and hints of new toasty oak can be discerned in its layered character. This powerful yet feminine wine is loaded with ripe tannin. Wine Advocate #136 (Aug 2001).
Parker Points: 92-94
Drinking Period: 2005-2012+