92 POINTS - Wine Spectator -
A beauty. Lime blossom, apple, peach and mineral aromas and flavors are fixed by the vibrant acidity. Elegant and graceful, with intensity and a sense of terroir. Best from 2009 through 2018. 580 cases made.
Founded in 1750, Chanson is one of the five grand "shippers" of Burgundy's Côte d'Or-an estate steeped in centuries-old tradition and rich in viticultural history. As a négociant (winemaker and merchant) and a domaine (vineyard estate), Chanson has represented the best of Burgundy for more than 250 years, growing its own grapes, partnering with other growers, bottling, selling, and shipping its own wines. Chanson's holdings comprise some of Burgundy's most coveted vineyards (over 38 hectares, seven in white, the rest in red), including 10 Premier Crus, one Grand Cru (Corton), and a rare monopole Premier Cru vineyard (where the entire vineyard is owned by a single grower), Clos des Fèves. Located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune (the historical center of Burgundy) and surrounded by some of the greatest vineyards in the world, Chanson can count French philosopher Voltaire, romantic poet Lamartine, and the Bonaparte family among its clients.