750 mL Bottle
"The 2012 Chambolle-Musigny Village needs to develop more harmony on the nose, but develops some lovely baked red cherry scents mixed with bergamot. The palate is well-balanced with nicely judged acidity and crisp mineralite on the pointed finish. This is fine for a village cru, although I might opt for the Morey Saint Denis, which shows a little more persistency at present.
When I visited Domaine Taupenot-Merme in November, some of the samples did not show well since they had been taken too quickly from tank, therefore I re-tasted them with Romain Taupenot in late January, with the exception of his negoce wines that did not have any problems."
88-90 Points Wine Advocate
"A very pretty and much higher-toned nose features notes of red pinot fruit, plum and cassis scents. The notably fine and lacy middle weight flavors evidence a lovely purity on the lightly mineral-inflected and beautifully well-balanced finish. This is very Chambolle in basic character."
88-91 Points Burghound
REVIEWS ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES
Domaine Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny 2010
This is quite ripe yet remains both elegant and attractively fresh while displaying aromas of violet, cassis and red berry fruit liqueur. The mineral-inflected medium weight flavors are classic Chambolle and extremely fine as the supported tannins are perfectly integrated with the balanced and tension-filled finish. This is really lovely.
89-91 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound
Quite fresh and pretty on the nose. Very precise and finely chiselled. Great pure fruit. Perhaps not that subtle but very impressive. Long. Reverberant.
17/20 Points Jancis Robinson
Producer note: Romain Taupenot didn't mince any words by enthusiastically declaring 2010 to be a "magnificent vintage that is easily better than 2009. That's the good news. The bad news is that there isn't going to be very much wine. For a variety of reasons that include a killer frost and poor flowering, yields were quite small though variable. On average we were off between 30 and 40% in the Côte de Nuits but in some parcels of our regional wines we were down as much 80%. Thankfully in the Côte de Beaune yields were down a bit but nothing really significant. There was a tremendous amount of shot berries and even the normal berries didn't have as much juice in them as is typical. Sugars were varied but generally quite strong and essentially ranged between 12.8 to 13.9% in the Côte de Nuits though they were somewhat lower in the Côte de Beaune. We began picking on the 23rd of September under cool and mildly wet conditions that weren't especially comfortable for the harvesters. There was some sorting required but this was more of an issue for the lower level appellations but by contrast, there was almost nothing required for the 1ers and grands crus. As to the wines, they are beautifully balanced wines that have extremely fine tannins and plenty of freshness and energy. I believe that once people taste them they will be persuaded that burgundies do not have to be very ripe to be excellent." As to the in-bottle '09s, they have turned out remarkably well and many of them merited the upper end of my predicted ranges, which is all to the good.
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