2011 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses Joseph Drouhin

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Average critic rating : 91.0 points



There is even better aromatic complexity with the red and black pinot fruit adding breadth in the form of stone and spice nuances, both of which are also present on the suave, sophisticated and strikingly refined flavors. There is good mid-palate concentration and excellent length to the moderately austere and somewhat linear finish. This will require all of a decade to reveal its full potential. Tasted: Apr 15, 2013. Drink: 2021+



The clear ruby-colored Joseph Drouhin 2011 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Amoureuses exhibits a pure nose with rounded and sensual redcurrant and crushed strawberry fruit that speak of Amoureuses. This is much more satisfying than some of its peers. There is good depth to the aromatics, voluminous strawberry fruit. The palate is compact on the entry but there is impressive balance from start to finish. Quite firm tannins, good depth, gritty in texture and not silky in the mouth, but there is fine persistency. There is potential here. Tasted June 2014. eRobertParker.com.August, 2014

Founded 130 years ago and still family owned, Joseph Drouhin is one of the most important domaines in Burgundy. With vineyards covering close to 90 different appellations, Drouhin is passionate about using a biodynamic approach to produce top quality terroir-driven wines. From the 2009 vintage onward, their entire Burgundy holdings have the ECOCERT organic certification.The Drouhins favour a light-touch with their winemaking, letting the fruit do the talking. Their wines are bottled earlier than most producers in the region in keeping with their desire for fruit forward wines.

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