Domaine Robert Groffier Père et Fils, Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 1er Cru 1999

Groffier Chambolle Amoureuses 1999 #1

Fifteen-years on tasting.

Saturated ruby.  Anvil dense, a great, loping beast of black fruit tumescence.  Hints of animal, gunflint, espresso and musk.  Texturally this is velour.  The architecture is still glossy and adolescent: superior grip, a firmly-tannic nuttiness.  The peroration elocutes smoke and oak-spice rather than minerality at this stage of its evolution (this sees up to 60% new oak).  As Amoureuses go, this is more virility, less tantric.  Will emerge as meditative given time; at least five, ideally ten years.  Now – 2030.

Groffier Chambolle Amoureuses 1999

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