2020 Domaine Robert Groffier Chambolle-Musigny Les Hauts-Doix Premier Cru
Despite owning plots in prime Grand Cru vineyards such as Bonnes-Mares and Chambertin Clos-des-Bèze, Domaine Robert Groffier still fly relatively under the radar. Guided now by Robert's son Serge and grandson Nicolas, the team are considered one of the finest in Burgundy. The domaine consists of almost 8 ha of fine vineyards, including 1 ha of Bonnes Mares, almost 0.5 ha of Chambertin Clos-des-Bèze and a full 1 ha of Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses, the biggest single owner of this vineyard. Winemaking is flexible dependant on the season, however new oak use is minimal, and the wines are only racked once at the end of the élevage.
From 70-year old vines that provided 50% whole bunch, matured in 25% new oak, the 2020 Chambolle-Musigny Les Hauts Doix 1er Cru has a ripe and quite generous bouquet with plump red cherries and crushed strawberry scents, a touch of undergrowth emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, taut and fresh with a little more restaint on the finish compared to the aromatics. Lovely, quite endearing red fruit here. Excellent. Drink 2026-2048.
Neal Martin - Vinous
The second vineyard to be picked, 50% whole bunch vinification, with 25% new wood. This is a draining sandy soil which gets direct sun only in the morning, so not hot but dry. 12.8% alcohol. A dense dark black purple. For the moment the whole bunches speak quite loudly. Dark fruit, rather exciting, shows the oak a bit, not all together but there is a lot of wine here. When this does come together it will be rather impressive.
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy