An exuberant, fresh and ultra pure essence of red berry fruit nose is nuanced by wet stone and herbal hints and leads to detailed and equally stony middle weight flavors that are still quite primary and supported by a firm but ripe acid spine and fine length. A classic Chambolle that should make for a lovely villages. *Outstanding* Allen Meadows – Burghound
Mugnier’s 2008 Chambolle-Musigny is a gorgeous, translucent wine laced with sweet dark cherries, menthol, spices and licorice. It is totally striking and inviting from start to finish, with tons of perfume and a seductive, enticing personality. The 2008 doesn’t quite have the immediacy of the 2009, but readers lucky enough to find it won’t be disappointed. It should be even better in another few years, once the tannins soften a touch. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. (AG) Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
La Grande Dame Rosé 2008 offers a beautiful pink gold with light copper hues.
It is full-bodied and smooth, then becomes refined with fresh aromas. The Pinot Noir’s generosity resonates beautifully after a slow and long aging in the Veuve Clicquot cellars. The wine shows powerful notes of red fruits (raspberry and strawberry), combined with citrus notes (blood orange, grapefruit), and finally holds a perfect balance between subtle and spicy with notes of red berries, rooibos tea and fine leather.