Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny "Les Amoureuses" 1er Cru 2019


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Burgundy, France
94 points


The name of this particular plot means “the lovers”, which gives birth to all sorts of romantic ideas. Nobody today can really give a convincing reason for the nomenclature of the vineyard. In 1948, however, Camille Rodier stated: « In Burgundy, a wine containing the word amour must be a great aromatic wine; full of fire and sap ». So be it.

The soil is primarily made up of a layer of red clay of about 30 to 50 cm in depth lying over a compact limestone “slab” with very little fissuring. The vines however manage to force their roots into this rock with impressive force. The complexity of the wine gives a clear indication of the nature of the soil. Let’s just say that the name perfectly fits the feminine, brilliant style of this vine.

Les Amoureuses, without doubt, is the greatest of the Premiers Crus of Chambolle-Musigny. It can easily measure up to many of the Grand Crus of the Côte d’Or.


94 - 94 points

An exuberantly fresh and ripe nose is comprised of notes of crushed herbs, poached plum, black cherry, violet and lavender along with a panoply of spice elements. The elegant, silky and pure flavours possess a highly sophisticated mouthfeel while delivering superb length on the balanced and harmonious finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit character appears. This lacy effort dances across the palate yet the focused power and firm lashing of tannins make abundantly clear the wine's potential to successfully age over the mid to longer term. Impressive.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
2025 - 2035
Food pairing
Filet Mignon or a mild cheese such as Brillat-Savarin

Tasting Profile

For us, Les Amoureuses represents the very essence of Burgundy; the most Burgundian of Burgundy wines. No other wine in the world has that paradoxical union of exceptional richness (aromatic intensity, depth of texture and length on the palate) and such airy delicacy. The “nose” is a bouquet of flowers and red berry fruit. If any wine has the ability to arouse emotions it is Les Amoureuses…

Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny "Les Amoureuses" 1er Cru 2019

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