Jean-Claude Boisset Reviews
Score: 91 | April 30, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Already showing some game and decaying fruit aromas and flavors, this red also boasts spice and mineral notes. Succulent and firmly structured, with a lingering aftertaste of spice and stone.
Score: 87 | April 15, 2013 | Burghound.com
Here too there is a discreet hint of wood framing the more elegant and more complex ripe and dark berry fruit suffused nose. There is a lovely mouth feel to the lightly mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that don't quite have the same phenolic ripeness of the villages though the supporting tannins are certainly finer. There is also a noticeable touch of warmth on otherwise clean and agreeably dry if mildly astringent finish. In sum, this is more refined and a bit more complex but the Chardannes is better balanced and pound for pound a better wine.
Score: 88 | April 15, 2013 | Burghound.com
A discreet hint of wood only emerges after 30 minutes or so of air along with ripe and somewhat somber wild dark berry fruit aromas that display hints of spice and warm earth. There is good volume but also solid detail to the medium-bodied flavors that possess a suave and supple mouth feel before culminating in a delicious, focused and attractively intense finish. This is not an especially elegant Chambolle villages but there is good complexity and persistence.
Score: 91-93 | January 1, 2012 | Burghound
Strong reduction presently dominates the nose. By contrast, there is excellent verve and that lovely inner mouth perfume to the intensely mineral-driven flavors that possess a silky mouth feel and outstanding finishing depth and length. This is a stunningly good villages level wine notwithstanding that there is a significant proportion of 1er juice in it. Recommended.