The Charmes Chambertin is always crazy good here……POWER meets CLASS….I loved this year’s……a little * awarded here.
“Maison. Two barrels, but one had not finished malolactic, so the sample was taken just from the other. Bright deep purple. Heady, hedonistic, does the Charmes thing very well. Plenty of fruit continues through to the back with a fine tranche of acidity. Perhaps some redcurrant in with the raspberry. Drink from 2027-2035. Tasted: November 2022.” 92-95 Jasper Morris
“(from Charmes proper). A top note of herbal tea can be found on the wild red and dark currant-scented nose where moderate wood influence lurks in the background. Like the Clos de la Roche, there is a sophisticated mouthfeel to the seductive if not especially concentrated medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by fine-grained tannins on the equally long finale. This pretty effort could use better depth, but more should develop if given a chance. (91-94)/2033+” Allen Meadows
“The 2021 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is matured in a used barrel. This has a fragrant bouquet, quite floral with expressive red fruit, briary and light sous-bois scents. The palate is medium-bodied with finely-knit tannins, quite edgy, notes of orange rind and allspice, though it just needs a little more body on the back end. It should meld together by the time of bottling.” 92-94 Neil Martin