2015 Pousse D'Or Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2015 Pousse D'Or Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes

(Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Chambolle-Musigny "Les Charmes" 1er Cru Red) An exuberantly spicy nose offers up a lovely array of dark cherry, raspberry, tea, violet, lilac and a whisper of sandalwood. The suave and highly seductive medium-bodied flavors possess an opulent mouth feel thanks to the abundance of sappy dry extract and for a moment the palate impression is almost soft and then the structure arrives with a rush on the firm, moderately austere and built-to-age finale. This is very impressive though again I would describe it as atypical in the context of one usually finds with a classic Charmes. (Drink starting 2030)

Burghound | 91-94 BH
The 2015 Chambolle Musigny les Charmes 1er Cru has a more refined and detailed bouquet than some of the other premier crus from La Pousse d'Or: blueberry and touch of cassis, wilted violet and a light mineral undertow. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a little rigid at the moment, but there is decent weight and presence on the finish. It will need 5-7 years in bottle before those tannins mellow.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 90-92 RP-NM
Bright medium ruby. Much sexier and more expressive on the nose than the Chambolle villages, offering high-pitched scents of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Not a particularly fleshy wine but offers noteworthy mineral verve to its blackberry and violet flavors and has more material to support its dusty tannins. Considerably deeper, longer and more complex than the basic village offering, with solid mineral-driven acidity giving it very good balance.

Vinous Media | 90-93 VM

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Vintage 2015
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Domaine de la Pousse d'Or
Rating 91-94 BH
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy Red: If you have a craving for some beautiful, mind-expanding Pinot Noir, few regions can match the talent and consistency of Burgundy. The grape almost seems like it evolved for this very region, and its essence will stimulate your senses and arouse your imagination. Drink deep and experience almost spiritual enlightenment.
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