2007 Maison Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (Previously $80.)
Wine & Spirits
A modern style, in the sense that this is clean, with new oak setting the boundaries of flavor. Yet this remains true Chambolle in its fragrance and elegance. The volume on the floral scents is turned up high, as is the bright, wild tension in the wine. And even with the oak, the wine and its fraises des bois flavor remain transparent, a cool, juicy scrim that has some vibrancy and vibration to it. Hold onto this for ten years or more.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A high-toned nose of mineral suffused red raspberry fruit and sour cherry aromas trimmed in a bit of wood spice dissolves seamlessly into rich, full and generous flavors that retain a fine sense of underlying detail on the textured, stony and intense finish. I very much like the persistence and this too speaks of its origins.
*Editors' Choice* Finely perfumed, a wine that has some elegant structure, sweet red-berry fruits and a light acidity. The texture is gentle, soft and rounded, ready to drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Drouhin's 2007 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru is redolent of red licorice, red raspberry, cherry, lily, and nutmeg. Its alluring aromas presage its sweetly-ripe, polished palate, and it finishes with good length, although it loses just a bit of its fruit purity and smoothness at that point. I would plan to enjoy this over the next 3-5 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, pale red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, strawberry and rose petal; an essence of Chambolle. Juicy and sweet, with excellent cut to the flavors of red berries and blood orange. Nicely silky and light on its feet. Finishes subtle and long, with a peppery nuance. A lovely sample