Nicolas Groffier's 1ha parcel is planted with 80-year-old vines with lots of small berries (millerands), and it always makes an intensely fruity Chambolle with good underlying structure. Made with 100% whole bunches, this shows a remarkable lightness of touch, all sap, perfume and delicately integrated oak.
95pts Wine Spectator
A focused, fruity style, with an underpinning of mineral and racy acidity defining the cherry, raspberry, smoke and spice flavors. Balanced and long, echoing the spice and stone notes on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2046.
The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Sentiers 1er Cru comes from a parcel of 80-year-old vines, containing 25% whole bunch fruit and matured in 75% new oak. The bouquet is completely different from Les Hauts Doix, displaying more density, darker fruit, more substance and a less airy style, but still very pure and detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. There is plenty of lightly spiced black fruit, gentle grip, an appealing sense of symmetry and a longer tail on the finish than the Les Haut Doix. Superb.
Barrel Sample: 92-94