One of the few bottlings made from this small 1er cru that is an extension of les Charmes, and THE reference point example, as far as I’m aware. 200 cases made from .40 hectares. Of fairly shallow clay/silt soil, just 50-60 cm above the mother rock, just enough to give it some richness on top of all that limestone punch. This one got the ol’ WOW and stars on both occasions being tasted. Deliciously sappy and bright, with a spiciness, airyness, and prettiness that is swoon worthy. Get some.
“(from a .39 ha parcel; 35% whole clusters). A much more subtle dollop of wood can be found on the presently firmly reduced nose. Otherwise there is very fine density and volume to the tautly muscular yet attractively refined flavors where the supporting tannins possess slightly better phenolic maturity on the firm and lingering finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. (89-92)/2030+” Allan Meadows
“The 2014 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru les Plantes has a crisp and quite floral bouquet, hints of rose petal informing the bright red cherry and strawberry fruit. Good mineral tones here. The palate is fresh and crisp, full of energy and lucidity with a keen thread of acidity and a citric-fresh, tart cherry finish that just enlivens the mouth. This is not complex, but it more than makes up for that with its pure charm and poise. ” 91-93 points Neil Martin of Parker’s Wine Advocate
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