Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny Amour 1er Cru Amoureuses 2014
92 Points Robert Parker
92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound
This is arguably even more elegant than the Petits Monts and just as spicy with a gorgeously pure array of violet, lavender, red currant, blue pinot and the same tea-like nuances. There is a palpable sense of energy to the intensely mineral-driven and beautifully well-delineated medium-bodied flavors that possess knockout length on the impeccably well-balanced finish. This stylish effort is class in a glass. *Don't miss! Outstanding*
Since 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance.
A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management: on site nursery, plowing, leaf removal, 100% hand harvesting, open fermenters, fermenting and aging in oak.
As a result of its historic location deep in the heart of Beaune, the quality of its vineyards and the expertise resulting from years of experience in the cultivation of vines and traditional vinification, Maison Joseph Drouhin is uniquely placed to uphold authentic Burgundian style.
Starting with Joseph Drouhin, who founded Maison Joseph Drouhin over a century ago, a great estate has evolved with important holdings in Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, Chablis and, most recently, Oregon.
MAISON JOSEPH DROUHIN AWARDED ORGANIC CERTIFICATION Estate-grown Grapes of 2009 Vintage and later Now Officially Organic. Twenty years after Philippe Drouhin first began introducing organic practices to the vineyards making up the family company’s domaine (estate), Maison Joseph Drouhin (MJD), has been awarded organic certification for all grapes grown within its vineyards beginning with the 2009 vintage.
Spicy from the get-go, this red features berry and chalky, minerally notes. Firm and neatly compact, with a mix of earth, spice and mineral details on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 145 cases imported.
92 Points Wine Spectator
The 2014 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru contains 10% whole cluster fruit. It has a fragrant, floral bouquet with rose petals infusing the soft red cherry and strawberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe red cherry and strawberry fruit. Lovely balance here, quite mellow but with fine poise towards the finish. This is very fine.
92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate