90-92 Points Allen Meadows
This delivers another notch up in aromatic refinement with simply gorgeous red and blue berry fruit aromas tined with spice and violet hints that precede expressive, generous and utterly delicious flavors that are rich, concentrated and sweet yet there is a fine sense of delineation here as well as ample finishing energy on the racy backend. Terrific and very Chambolle in character.
92-93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
From just north of Les Feusselottes (and west of tiny Combottes), the 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Les Chatelots offers a liqueur-like expression of black raspberry and cassis, its sweetness further enhanced by aromatic overtones of vanilla and gardenia, but never entirely shaking loose of an invigorating, tart fruit skin edge. This displays tremendous polish and proportionality on the palate, with refined tannins, an incipiently silken texture and an elegant persistence of both fresh and liqueur-like black fruits, sweet floral perfume, marrow, and faintly salty, chalky mineral notes. It is positively archetypal Chambolle (indeed, almost like a little Amoureuses) and capable, I predict, of giving great pleasure anytime from the near future to 8-10 years out. There will be only a little over 100 cases.