93/100 | James Suckling
Founded in 1750, Chanson is one of the five grand "shippers" of Burgundy's Côte d'Or - an estate steeped in centuries-old tradition and rich in viticultural history. As a négociant (winemaker and merchant) and a domaine (vineyard estate), Chanson has represented the best of Burgundy for more than 250 years, growing its own grapes, partnering with other growers, bottling, selling, and shipping its own wines.
This fine Burgundy is initially quite shy and reserved, but the palate opens up to show more generosity. Juicy, long, ripe, balanced. A lovely example of modern Burgundy from this important producer.
James Suckling writes "Dense nose of forest berries with notes of dry forest floor and wet earth. A powerfully structured wine for Beaune with some of the austerity of this site at the front of the expansive palate, but the exuberant fruit and subtle "sweetness" enables it to balance the substantial plush tannins. Long, moderately dry finish with good, stony minerality and a hint of cocoa powder."