Domaine Barthod-Noellat is the result of a Barthod and Noellat marriage in the late 1920’s. Gaston Barthod began to manage the estate in the 1950’s. His daughter, Ghislaine, is the current owner of Domaine Ghislaine Barthod. “Les Cras” is one of the four Barthod vineyards that surrounds the prestigious Bonnes Mares cru. The vines are planted across 0.86 hectares. This cuvee, arguably, produces the estate's best-structured Pinot Noir.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Ghislaine Barthod's 2014 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Cras has a slightly leathery, animally bouquet, but behind that is plenty of gutsy red fruit laced with pressed flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, quite Morey-Saint-Denis in style in terms of structure, with a slightly tarry finish that needs more elegance to show through. I am certain that it will with time; indeed, the wine appeared to rapidly improve and gain cohesion in the glass as it aerated. Tasted September 2017.