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2016 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses Joseph Drouhin, Chambolle-Musigny, Burgundy, France

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Country France
Region Burgundy
Appelation Chambolle-Musigny
Producer Joseph Drouhin
Vintage 2016
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
ABV 13.0%

(93-95) Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate (December 2017)

The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses has a beautiful bouquet with tightly wound violet-tinged black fruit, becoming a little more earthy and introverted with aeration. The palate is sensual and rounded on the entry with veins of blueberry and cassis that soon give way to quite a spicy and powerful finish. While not in the same class as the previous two vintages, this is still a serious, quite cerebral yet luxuriant Amoureuses that is beautifully crafted.

94 Allen Meadows, Burghound (April 2018)

An exceptionally fresh and bright nose mixes ultra-pure red berry fruit aromas with those of similar spice and floral notes. The mouth feel is slightly finer than that of the Petits Monts as the mid-palate is suave and supple yet the gorgeously textured backend tightens up considerably and displays superb intensity on the mouth coating and stony finish. This classy and lacy effort should also be very special.