Robert Parker – 93
Tasted at the Chambolle Amoureuses vertical in London, the 2009 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru les Amoureuses is continuing to evolve nicely in bottle. It is a quintessential 2009 on the nose, more opulent than the 2008 with lush red cherries, kirsch, wilted rose petals and a touch of sous-bois that gains more and more intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety texture, armed with disarming precocity and roundness that perhaps disguises the structure underneath. I suggest giving this another two or three years in bottle, though I would not scold anyone for succumbing to temptation now. Tasted November 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2038
Vinous – 93+
The 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses is wonderfully sweet, centered and polished. Silky tannins grace the palate as this exquisite wine opens up in the glass. The finish remains long, sweet and totally impeccable. The Amoureuses is always one of my favorites here, and the 2009 is gorgeous. Drouhin used 30% whole clusters.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034