Domaine Antonin Guyon, Chambolle-Musigny (Burgundy, France) “Les Cras” 2017

($95, Taub Family Selections):  Similar to many vineyards in Burgundy, Les Cras isn’t contained within a single appellation.  Part of this vineyard is classified as Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru, while another part is only entitled to a village Chambolle-Musigny appellation.  The portion of Les Cras that carries the village appellation lies above the better situated — middle of the slope — portion that is classified as 1er Cru.  This wine, which carries the village appellation, is more refined and riveting than many producers’ 1er Cru bottlings because Domaine Antonin Guyon is such a talented producer.  Chambolle-Musigny, similar to Gevrey-Chambertin, has a great reputation, which explains why the prices for even village wines are high.  Guyon’s is a delightful expression of Chambolle-Musigny, displaying a velvety texture surrounding a core of bright mineral-infused fruitiness.  It’s full of charm and grace.  It’s another 2017 that perfect for current drinking.
93 Michael Apstein Nov 24, 2020