For years we’ve searched for a source in Chambolle-Musigny. The town has both a stellar reputation and miniscule size (population 300), and it hasn’t been easy to find a domaine without existing importing relationships. But this spring we finally stumbled upon the Domaine Boursot, a humble family of winemakers right in the heart of Chambolle.
The Boursots began making wine in Chambolle-Musigny in 1550; for centuries, like many Burgundy domaines, they sold their entire production each year to the negociants of Beaune. In 1974 Remy Boursot began bottling on his own, and today it’s his sons Romauld and Romaric making the wines as the 15th generation of Boursots.
We discovered the Boursots in part via a note from Vinous’s Burgundy reviewer Neal Martin, who writes of a “foundation for a promising future,” and describes Boursot’s wines as “superb,” “excellent,” “very fine,” and “worth seeking out.”
We’ve already sold through most of our initial stock from Boursot, and are excited to make a larger purchase later this year. Boursot’s premier cru Fuées rightly earns most of the spotlight in their lineup, but we were also taken with another Chambolle 1er cru from “Chatelots.” This cuvée provides silkier and less masculine depth than the famous Fuées, and in 2017 is simply delicious.
We opened a bottle of this at a tasting at the warehouse last month, and it stopped tasters in their tracks. The nose is spiced and gorgeous, with notes of dried roses, roast, violets, and wild cherries. The mouth is rich and concentrated, but without even a hint of aggression. The 2017 red Burgundies continue to impress with their ease and charm. This cuvée will certainly improve for years to come, but it’s already a stunner today.
Boursot Chambolle-Musigny 1er “Chatelots” 2017
bottle price: $95
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