The 2013 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru offers perfumed rose petals on the nose that combine seamlessly with the shimmering red fruit, redcurrant and wild strawberry, a suggestion of wild mint with time. The palate is medium-bodied, less strict than I have noticed on previous bottles with a very long and harmonious finish. This is outstanding in context of the vintage and will give many years of drinking pleasure. Tasted at Chapon Rouge restaurant in Dijon.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040
An intensely spicy and floral nose is composed of a wide ranging mélange of purple fruit and red currant scents. In contrast to the muscular Bonnes Mares the middle weight flavors are all lace and satin yet it’s lace and satin with superb punch and even more evident minerality on the extraordinarily persistent and impeccably well-balanced finish that is presently quite linear. This is a wine of harmony and intensity which will also require ample bottle age.
Robert Parker 96
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses from Frédéric Mugnier has a very pure and perfumed bouquet with gorgeous redcurrant and wild strawberry scents, beautifully integrated oak, almost pastille-like as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, a little strict and linear towards the finish, but the focus and the structure are superb. Classy and sophisticated from start to finish, this is one of the finest contributions to the vintage. Simply delicious. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2045