94 Points Allen Meadows
Chambolle did extremely well in general in 1998 and this beauty is just one more confirmation of that. This is just now beginning to display hints of secondary development though the essential thrust of the nose remains ripe aromas of red and black pinot fruit that is nuanced with hints of violets and anise plus a fascinating array of spices. This remains mildly austere on the palate though much less so than it was in its true youth with plenty of soil and mineral-inflected nuances to the impressively dense and powerful yet classy flavors that deliver huge length. As classic Musigny always is, this delivers an incredible combination of power, minerality and grace. For my taste this has arrived at the front edge of its peak drinkability though it should hold here for years to come.
95 points Stephen Tanzer
Outer quote mark Bright red-ruby. Brilliant aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and bitter chocolate. Wonderfully intense, sharply delineated flavors of red berries, spices and mint; a wine of great density and verve, not to mention powerful structure for long life. A rare combination of silky texture and lightness of touch. Fabulous back end features utterly suave tannins and resounding, vibrant fruit.