A Dream Brew:
2015 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

Posted by Ian McFadden

In vintages like 2015, something magical happens to Drouhin's Chambolle 1er Cru.

Vintage after vintage, it's a picture perfect example of Chambolle. However, there are vintages like 1990, 1999 and 2009 where the wine is really elevated. These riper vintages play off Drouhin’s signature jewel-box fruit, finesse and clarity perfectly.

Catch a Drouhin Chambolle 1er Cru in one of these vintages and you'll be hard pressed to match the pedigree and class it delivers for the price.

The Chambolle 1er Cru bottling combines five small 1er Cru parcels in Chambolle, all owned and biodynamically farmed by Drouhin, with vine age averaging 30 years. The plots are simply too small to bottle individually. There seems to be some wisdom at work here, because the wine has an impressive sense of completeness along with great tension and balance.

The 2015 Chambolle 1er Cru bottling explodes with perfume and flowers, all delivered with pitch perfect precision and a lacy texture. For all of its drive and concentration, there's also a lovely grace and soaring lift to the wine. We've been fond of calling the 2015 a dream brew. And it's on bold display here: the power, the refined tannins, the elegance, etc.

Sure, you can find sexier bottlings from Drouhin - Musigny, Bonnes Mares, Clos de Bèze, Amoureuses, etc. But each time I taste through Drouhin, the 1er Cru bottling is incredibly memorable. Over the years, it's become clear that I'm not alone. Our offers are always met with a big response. Given the excitement over the 2015 Red Burgundies, we expect our parcel to sell out quickly.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2015 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru