Tasting Notes

Tasted at the Chambolle Amoureuses vertical in London, the 2010 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses is perhaps the modern-day benchmark for Drouhin's Amoureuses. As expected, it is more backward, perhaps more austere and earthier than the 2009. But what completely takes your breath away is the precision, the brilliant delineation. The palate is extremely focused, an Amoureuses balancing on a high wire, a little graininess in texture with immense length. This vin de garde deserves several years in cellar, but trust me, it will be well worth the wait. Tasted November 2015. Neal Martin