Bright, deep red. Enticing aromas of raspberry, flowers and chocolatey oak. Sweet and silky but nicely delineated and firmly built, showing more concentration and energy than the examples from Nuits-Saint-Georges. In fact, this stains the palate on the firmly tannic back end. Has the backbone for a graceful evolution in bottle.
Robert Parker 90
The Chaumes has a sumptuous ripe bouquet of raspberry coulis, orange essence, macerated dark cherries and just a faint touch of soy. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, juicy tannins, dark cherries with a touch of liquorices, but showing just a little heat on the finish. Tasted January 2011.
Light crimson. Good focus and energy. Some real race and class. Dry finish so still a bit awkward. These three Arnoux-Lachaux wines at Lay & Wheeler I found a little disappointing.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2023