Albert Bichot Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 2018
|France, Burgundy, Morey Saint Denis
This red features great purity to its rose, strawberry and cherry flavors. Spicy oak and mineral add depth, yet this is all about finesse and an ethereal quality that's distinctive. It's balanced, with bright acidity and firm, dusty tannins on the finish that are yet to be resolved. Best from 2022 through 2043.
The 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses ler Cru includes 40% whole-bunch fruit and matured in the same percentage of new oak. It has a lovely, very pure and charming bouquet with copious red cherries, crushed strawberry and pressed rose petal aromas, veins of blue fruit emerging with aeration. The palate is candied and forward on the entry. It does not deliver the depth and precision of this premier cru's finest exponents, although there is a sensuality that is irresistible. Drink over the next two decades.