Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny Amoureuses 2021 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny Amoureuses 2021 750ml
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Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny Amoureuses 2021

  • v93-95


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In French, 'Les Amoureuses' means 'the lovers', probably one of the most appropriate names for a vineyard in all Burgundy since tasting this Chambolle Musigny is like falling in love! Officially a Premier Cru, it is often considered of the same highest quality as neighboring Grand Crus. 'Les Amoureuses' is clearly one of the crown jewels of the Joseph Drouhin vineyards, and no expense or toil is spared when it comes to its cultivation and vinification. The vineyard is planted with very old Pinot Noir vines whose clones are sacredly kept in order to retain the genetic heritage of the vine stocks as much as possible.

Drouhin's vines in this vineyard have been organic/biological since 1990, and biodynamic cultivation since the mid-1990's. Soil is ploughed either by tractor or by horse to manage spreading of weeds. Treatment in the vineyard is only authorized products for biological cultivation. Natural predators are not eliminated. Harvesting is done by hand, in small open crates in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit. Aging is done in barrels (20% in new oak) for 14 to 18 months.

Les Amoureuses is a masterpiece of finesse and complexity; with its ruby or cherry-like hue, it also has a seductive palette of aromas constantly in flux: it is not unusual to first detect raspberry or kirsch flavors, followed by fleeting truffle or mushroom aromas, ending on a humus note. In some years, the nose will always retain elegance and reserved stance. On the palate, the tannins are never on the forefront but blend themselves seamlessly with the flavors. All silk and velvet, Chambolle-Musigny 'Les Amoureuses' leaves an ethereal impression of supreme refinement. This elite wine should be served with delicately prepared dishes, such as "Canard aux cerises" (duck cooked with cherries) or "Boeuf aux morilles" (beef with morels) or with cheeses that are ripe but not too strong. 

Tasting note by winemaker Véronique Boss-Drouhin: One of the most subtle wines in all of Burgundy ! The colour may vary from cherry to ruby. A large palette of seductive aromas which can evolve, one minute to the next, from raspberry to kirsch. Later, the nose may display some truffle, mushroom or woody notes and, in some years, musky, even animal nuances. The aromas are always restrained and elegant. On the palate, a wonderful silky sensation, with very refined tannins. Intensity, velvety texture and lively freshness: this well-named wine is a masterpiece of harmony. The aftertaste is very delicate and leaves an impression of supreme refinement.

  • v93-95

The 2021 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru blossoms in the glass: black cherries, blueberry, hints of date and pressed flowers and quite exuberant. It gains intensity with aeration. The palate is medium- bodied with firmer tannins than the aromatics imply, solid and quite structured with decent depth on the finish. Whereas the bouquet is open, the palate politely invites you to be patient. Good potential.

November 2022
Sparkling Rosé
No Sulfites Added
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