2012 Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses

Comte de Vogue

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Average Score 96.0

The 2012 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses offers a beguiling sense of harmony and finesse on the nose that already seems too composed and elegant, unfolding in the glass to reveal fresh strawberry, pomegranate and minerals. It is less exuberant and feisty compared to other Amoureuses that I have tasted, more refined. The palate is very well balanced with a captivating sense of energy on the entry. The tannins are very fine, the acidity quite noticeable with a wondrous sense of symmetry and edginess on the finish. This is one of the finest Amoureuses that I have tasted from de Vogue in recent years. ||When I reviewed de Vogue’s 2011s six months ago, I tempered my praise for this historical estate’s wines, confessing that I fail to connect with them, to engage with their personalities and form the same bond as I have fostered with say, Armand Rousseau or Denis Bachelet. That is one of the fundamentals of Burgundy: the connection between personalities of drinker and grower. I guess it had just never “clicked”. However, their 2012s are probably the first new-born de Vogue’s where I found that connection. That is not to say that they might turn out to be superior to any vintage ever produced at the estate, but this time I departed asking myself that prosaic question: “Are these wines that I would choose at a restaurant?” I answered to myself, “Most definitely – yes.” As usual I met with winemaker Francois Millet, who was in philosophical form, discussing the “innocence” of the 2012s, an analogy that flew way over my head. So let’s get down to some facts “We had a lot of millerandage,” he began. “The flowering was terrible but from 10 August until 22 September when the harvest began, we had much better conditions. We lost 5-10% (of the crop) due to hail and suffered some sunburn because the vines were used to the cold conditions, which damaged another 5-10%. During that favorable window we managed to catch up the maturity and there was no grey rot. Bunches were very healthy and we just needed to sort relatively little. The rendement was even less than last year’s, something between 15 and 20 hectoliters per hectare.” I enquired about the vinification of the 2012s and what approach he had taken. “I was very cautious with the Chambolle Amoureuses and Musigny, not to extract a vegetal element from outside influences. It was important to be very cautious. The malo-lactics were very slow – maybe because the yeast produced something that can be stressful for the bacterium. But they finished in August.” Francois compares the 2012s with more mineral-driven vintages, which he named as 2008, 2010 and 2011. “There is mineralite and freshness?like a bonbon,” he continued. “When you bite into it you get a contrast of flavors. You have the joy of living with this vintage: innocence and candor. Behind this innocence is a sense of reserve, which is good for the future. There is something serious about the vintage.” For me, there was a lightness of touch that I really appreciated about the wines – the 2012s seemed less “earnest” than previous vintages, less eager to please but their concentration and structure, much more refined and transparent and as a consequence they expressed their respective terroirs with clarity, unobscured by effort. I also tasted the Bourgogne Blanc, which for some curious reason I had never tasted before (although just 48 hours later I was drinking some Musigny Blanc whose notes will soon appear in “Up From the Cellar”.) For the first time I can remember, Francois intimated that the white wine will finally be worthy of grand cru status in 4 or 5 years’ time not that the vines are over 20 years old., 2013

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