Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny 2015
The Drouhin family has been making fine Burgundy since 1880. Founded by Joseph Drouhin, the Drouhin family has always had a passion for wine. Today, the great grandchildren of Joseph Drouhin, Philippe, Véronique, Laurent and Frédéric, run the family-owned company from their ancestors' house. Each has their own personality, but together, they share a common passion for the vine and the wine. Day after day, they strive for harmony, the hallmark of Joseph Drouhin wines. In 2016, Drouhin was bestowed a great award, as Wine & Spirits Magazine named Maison Joseph Drouhin one of their Top 100 Wineries of 2016.
Chambolle is situated in the central part of the Côte de Nuits, surrounded by a sea of vines. Since the Roman times, the old Celtic village of Cambola has always been highly regarded for its vineyards. It is during the Middle-Ages that the monks perfected the art and technique of viticulture. Joseph Drouhin is an important propriétaire of various Premier Cru vineyards in Chambolle-Musigny. The Pinot Noir grape is vinified in the typical Burgundian style: slow maceration (18 days) with daily pumping over and punching down of the cap to extract the famed "gout de terroir" of Chambolle. After 18 months in barrels and fining with egg-whites, the wine is bottled. Joseph Drouhin suggests serving Chambolle-Musigny with delicately prepared dishes, such as "Canard aux cerises" (duck cooked with cherries) or "Boeuf aux morilles" (beef with morels). When serving with cheeses, they should be ripe but not too strong.
Wine AdvocateSome of the barrels of 2015 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru were quite reduced, but eventually I found one that seemed more expressive with mulberry and loganberry scents, more incense with time in the glass. I like the conviction that this Chambolle demonstrates. The palate is structured with crunchy tannin, Morey-like in style with a precise and quite persistent finish that bodes well for the future. One to watch out for once in bottle, because it possesses the backbone that should see it age nicely.
BurghoundA discreet application of wood easily allows the elegant and beautifully layered red berry fruit, floral and anise-scented nose to shine. The mouth feel of the equally refined medium-bodied flavors is sleeker than that of the Vosne, indeed this is silky and with more minerality as well on the saline and impressively persistent finish that is very Chambolle in character. This is a most impressive villages and highly recommended.