Domaine Amiot-Servelle 2017 with Antoine
Previously I have had tasted the odd bottle of Amiot-Servelle in Hong Kong. This time, I got to try through an entire flight of the 2017s from their Bourgogne Rouge all the way to the Amoureuses.
Domaine Amiot-Servelle started in 1990 when Christian Amiot married Elisabeth Servelle. The family has long history and ties to Morey-St-Denis through the father’s side. These days, they are joined by their daughter, Prune, and their son, Antoine (who is super active on IG through @chambollois). Like the Felettigs, they are one of the few Chambolle estates with ample holdings of 1er crus, most notably Les Amoureuses but also Les Plantes, Les Fuees, Les Charmes, Derriere La Grange, Les Bourniques and Les Feusselottes. They also own Clos St. Denis and Charmes-Chambertin but they weren’t tasted here.
Domaine Amiot-Servelle Bourgogne Rouge 2017: All from Chambolle. This is easy and fresh. I think you can taste how perfect the vintage was from this. Bright crunchy cherries for days.
Domaine Amiot-Servelle Chambolle Musigny 2017: A mix of 5 plots during harvest. Same topical cherry notes with a nice touch of tobacco on finish. Yummy.
Domaine Amiot-Servelle Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Plantes 2017: Interesting plot little heard of in the middle, direct line of the Combe. Antoine explained that the most interesting 1er crus that he feels are representative of the Chambolle appellation are those here, as Bonnes Mares and Musigny are so striking in their own way, that they represent both extreme ends of the taste spectrum. They are also one of the few domaines that bottle this appellation on its own — super smart choice as it’s one of the best cuvées during this tasting. It is super open and expressive here already: bright, fresh and floral. Generally very pretty on the nose and mouth with sufficient depth for satisfaction. Antoine commented that this cuvée provides a good snapshot of the vintage.
Domaine Amiot-Servelle Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées 2017: This is noticeably more perfumed and intense than Plantes. There is a delicacy to the sturdier firmer structure here with distinct tobacco finish to the crunchy cherry notes.
Domaine Amiot-Servelle Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes 2017: Interestingly this is not as open as Fuées and Charmes, but the brightness and acidity are super charming here. Along the cherry and strawberry notes, there is noticeably increase of minerality. Definitely terroir over vintage here.
Domaine Amiot-Servelle Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Bournqiues 2017: This parcel is located corner of Musigny and Amoureuses and the first vintage it is produced. It is not very textbook Chambolle in my opinion having lots of spice, liquorice and tobacco but I am not sure if that is a bad thing per se.
Domaine Amiot-Servelle Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 2017: Very dense and also not open. There is a however lots of depth with spice and floral notes on the palette. Quite beautiful and I think still a very reasonably-priced-with-great-quality version of this famous lieu-dit.
Wines tasted at the domaine in June 2019.