Sitting just below Le Chambertin, this is a very strong vineyard with its deep red soils and excellent exposure. With an abundance of wild dark fruits, this has huge levels of intensity, great breadth and a fine long finish.
(from 50+ year old vines that abut Griotte). This possesses the most complex nose in the range with its plethora of spice, menthol, earth, humus and very fresh assortment of dark berry fruit scents. There is excellent volume and punch to the sleekly muscular and powerful medium weight plus flavors that possess fine cut on the balanced and quite firm finale that delivers outstanding length. Unlike the Poissenot though this beauty is unlikely to drink well before at least 10 years have passed. Drink 2025+
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.