A tight nose opens onto a luscious palate, revealing crushed red and black bramble fruit, caramelised brown sugar and dark chocolate. Its chewy ripe tannins carry it through nobly to its lingering, complex finish. Drink 2012 - 2020+.
(from 50+ year old vines). A wonderfully high-toned, complex, ripe and pretty earthy red berryfruit nose is nuanced by hints of the sauvage, spice and underbrush that continue onto the delicious, rich and full-bodied flavors that offer excellent depth on the admirably persistent and mouth coating finish. The best in show. 92/2016+
Created in 1955 by Edmond Geantet, this popular domaine has been run by his friendly and energetic son Vincent since 1989. Now joined by his son and daughter, Fabien and Emilie, the Geantets have built up this domaine into one of the most substantial estates in the Côte de Nuits, with 22 hectares of vines across Gevrey Chambertin and beyond. Their new winery at the edge of the village may not be one of the region’s architectural high points, but it has given them the vital space to vinify at ease. Through a combination of old vines (plenty of centenaries in their vineyards), sumptuous fruit concentration and generous new oak they make a hedonistic style of Burgundy. With a generous 10 day cold maceration, the colours are deep and the fruit aromas dark and ripe.
Charmes-Chambertin is one of the nine Grand Crus vineyards within the Gevrey Chambertin area. On gentle slopes, sheltered from the elements by woods to the north, gravelly soil forces the vines to work hard. Relatively large for a Grand Cru appellation, it is hard to generalise about the wines. Often intensely perfumed and seductive, Charmes-Chambertin can be approachable earlier than its Grand Crus neighbours.