A notably earthy nose of red currant, wild dark berries and humus leads to impressively intense big-bodied flavors that possess excellent mid-palate concentration as well as outstanding depth and length on the moderately austere finish. This should be reasonably approachable young but be capable of rewarding mid-term cellaring. Drink 2020+
Highest parcel of Charmes just on the other side of the road from Chambertin. Mid ruby. Low-key nose actually. Very assertive and solid. Lots of race and ambition. I fear this will be terribly expensive but it certainly is trying hard. Drink 2017-2030
A classic and typical Perrot-Minot wine, the 2011 Charmes-Chambertin is built on a serious core of huge, intense fruit. Dark blue/black fruit, sweet tobacco, menthol, licorice and new leather notes abound in a rich, powerful Burgundy bursting at the seams with intensity. This is a decidedly structured 2011 that needs to be cellared. Drink 2021-2033
Bright red-ruby. Dark aromas of blueberry, licorice and bitter chocolate, plus a hint of crushed rock. Very concentrated and very ripe, with lovely seamless sweetness to the flavors of blackberry, blueberry and violet. Terrific texture and length here, with sweet tannins. From a Charmes parcel close to Rousseau's Chambertin, notes Christophe Perrot-Minot.
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.