As we enter the 1er cru level of the reds, we start with the most charming, delicate, and “feminine” in character. Michel says that (not to boast) this is the Chambolle of the range. It provocatively takes its name, “the joyful ones”, from its role as the place that young couples would steal away to make out, as it sits at the foot of the former rock quarry there and provided good cover for lovers. Fun story, right? ;0 I am sucker for such airy, delicate detail, and look forward to this one big time.
“An assessment of the nose is impeded by moderate reduction though the underlying fruit appears to be ripe. The more elegant and refined middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of vibrancy plus a hint of minerality that also helps to add a bit of lift to the refreshing and well-balanced finale. This could be enjoyed young or cellared for a few years first. (89-91)/2021+” Allan Meadows