(RP=92-93) From a hundred-year-old parcel in the Bussiere vineyard, Perrot-Minot¡¦s 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes, is from vines and a site whose fruit he says demands gentle extraction to retain perfume and elegance. He¡¦s certainly succeeded ! Vivid black cherry and bittersweet floral notes in the nose and a burst of fresh ripe fruit with chalky, salty accents make for one of the more mouth watering experiences possible with Pinot. A remarkable creaminess of texture and refinement of tannin as well as sheer density for a wine of ¡§village¡¨ are on exhibit . (AM=89) As it usually is, this is ripe, serious and wonderfully complex with black cherry fruit, plum, violets and warm earth undertones leading to rich, full and powerful flavors that possess outstanding concentration that completely saturates the palate on the long and dusty finish. As it almost always does, this easily transcends its classification and is certainly worth a look. (AG=88+) Bright ruby-red. Black fruits, flowers and licorice on the lively nose. Superconcentrated for village wine, with flavors of blackberry and licorice pastille. Finishes long and sweet, with substantial tannins and an almost porty impression of power. Like Chambolle on steroids.