90-92 Points Allen Meadows
A complex and pungent nose of red pinot fruit, warm earth, subtle spice and a hint of game leads to rich, full and generous flavors though here there is clearly more muscle and mid-palate depth. This is quite fresh in the mouth with energy and a lovely underlying tension on the presently somewhat austere finish. I quite like this and it’s built to age as the balance is impeccable.
91-92 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
From just below Bonnes Mares, a 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Les Baudes exudes a candied yet at the same time faintly tart cherry and black raspberry character, with sage, sassafras and resin overtones very reminiscent of its Grand Cru neighbor, and a silky, refined texture to a palate that, however, never lacks for brightness. Chartreuse-like and red-fruited, the finish here resembles an elixir, yet with persistent freshness of fruit, the pungency of herbs and a faint nip of white pepper offering counterpoint.