2018 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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Wine Spectator, May 2021

Cherry, raspberry, floral, earth and spice flavors grab your attention here, supported by light, firm tannins. This has tension and grip on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2036. – BS
BH 90

Burghound, April 2020

A beautifully floral-infused nose speaks of lilac, rose petal and violet on the notably ripe yet fresh and intensely spicy aromas of cassis and black cherry liqueur. The more elegant yet intense medium-bodied flavors...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2021

The 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Village is showing very well from bottle, opening in the glass with aromas of raspberries and cherries mingled with hints of raw cocoa, forest floor and woodsmoke. Medium to full-bodied, rich...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Nuits
Appellation Chambolle Musigny
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny is a captivating red wine that embodies the elegance and complexity of Burgundy. With its rich history and reputation for producing exceptional Pinot Noir, Burgundy is known as the birthplace of this noble grape variety. This particular wine hails from the esteemed appellation of Chambolle Musigny within the Cote de Nuits sub-region, renowned for its expressive and nuanced wines.

In the glass, the wine displays a radiant ruby hue that hints at its youthful vibrancy. The nose is immediately enchanting, offering a symphony of aromas that dance delicately on the senses. Ripe raspberries and cherries take center stage, accompanied by alluring hints of raw cocoa, forest floor, and wisps of woodsmoke. These complex aromatics draw you in, inviting you to explore further.

On the palate, the 2018 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny reveals its true character. Medium to full-bodied, it envelops the mouth with a velvety texture and a generous core of fruit. The powdery structuring tannins provide a firm yet supple backbone, while succulent acids lend freshness and balance. This wine is a testament to the artistry of Joseph Drouhin, showcasing the harmony between fruit, tannin, and acidity.

Accompanying the fruit-forward profile are layers of intricate flavors that unfold with each sip. Cherry and raspberry notes intertwine with floral undertones, earthy nuances, and a subtle hint of spice. These elements create a symphony of flavors that captivate the palate, leading to a lingering finish with tension and grip.

The 2018 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny is a wine that demands attention and rewards those who give it the time and respect it deserves. With its impeccable balance, finesse, and aging potential, it is a true representation of the mastery and artistry found in Burgundy's finest wines. Enjoy this remarkable expression of Pinot Noir between 2023 and 2036 to fully appreciate its evolution and complexity.