Deep opaque colour, this has the breadth and fullness of fruit that all fine Grand Cru should have. A deliciously ripe style with lots of charm and a strong spicy finish.
(from 50+ year old vines). This is brooding and still very backward and only aggressive swirlingliberates the fresh and ripe aromas of red berry fruit liqueur, cassis and warm earth. The big, bold and muscular broadshouldered flavors possess plenty of mouth coating dry extract that helps to buffer the very firm tannins before terminating in a gorgeously long, balanced and complex finish. Excellent potential here. Drink 2021+
Very sweet and rich and juicy. Most attractive. Very assertive and well balanced. Does the biz... Drink 2017-2030
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.