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Chambolle Musigny Chatelots, Domaine Ghislaine Barthod 2018

Tasting Notes

A ripe and well-layered nose features notes of plum and black raspberry liqueur where background hints of spice add breadth. This is unusually rich and big-bodied relative to its usual size and weight yet it retains its hallmark finesse on the seductively textured if decidedly firm finish. Lovely and understated.

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (77), January 2020

Mingling notions of cherries, plums and red fruit compote with sweet soil tones and spices, the 2018 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Chatelots is medium to full-bodied, lively and precise, its bright spine of acidity and powdery tannins cloaked in an incipiently textural core of fruit. Barthod elected to include only the fruit from the domaine's old vines in this cuvée, declassifying the rest into the Chambolle-Musigny Village.

William Kelley, RobertParker.com, February 2020

Fractionally darker in colour than Ghislaine’s Aux Combottes, with an evenly balanced fruit. Plump raspberry with a hint of mulberry, then a coulis of concentrated red raspberry behind, good acidity, all very well integrated.

Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy, November 2019
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