The 2018 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Cras may well prove to be the highpoint of a magical portfolio chez Barthod, and it will be worth a special effort to seek out. Unwinding in the glass with scents of dark berries, raspberries, exotic spices, sweet soil tones and peonies, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and velvety, with a textural attack that segues into a deep and layered mid-palate, underpinned by bright acids and ripe tannins, before concluding with a long, perfumed and exquisitely mineral finish.
94-96 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)
The 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru has the most complex bouquet of all the cuvées, presenting minerally, earthy red fruit, rose petals and potpourri and hints of iodine with aeration. Utterly absorbing. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, quite saline on the midpalate and very structured on the finish, suggesting that this might be one of the longest-lived Chambolles. Excellent.
92-94 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (Jan 2020)