Albert Bichot Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 2019
|Region||France, Burgundy, Morey Saint Denis|
The Bichot Family settled in Burgundy around 1350. By 1831 the Bichot's had entered the wine industry by creating a wine trading business in Monthelie. The family continued to follow in the wine world and by the birth of the second Albert Bichot, they had taken up a permanent settlement within Beaune. The family operates six different estates that run from Chablis to Beaujolais, including Domaine Long-Depaquit, Domaine du Clos-Frantin, Chateau Gray, Pavilion Domaine, Domaine Adelie, and Domaine de Rochegres.
This is smoky and spicy, featuring sandalwood and Asian spice notes that grace the cherry and raspberry flavors. Firm and tense, with refined tannins lining the finish. Drink now through 2029.
Open-knit and somewhat ephemeral, the 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses reveals notes of spicy cherries and creamy new oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, satiny palate with a fleshy core and melting tannins, concluding with a somewhat fleeting finish. While it's a pretty wine, it doesn't live up to the standards of this great vineyard in 2017.