Here too the expressive nose is elegant, pure, airy and quite cool with its layered combination of pomegranate, red and black cherry, violet, lavender and spice elements. The equally pure medium-bodied flavors possess a generous yet delicate mouth feel yet there is plenty of punch to the lacy and well-balanced finale. Like the Baudes, this is textbook Charmes. Drink 2024+
The 2014 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru les Charmes has more red berry fruit on the nose, a little more candied and sweet than les Baudes, plus a touch more fruité. The palate is sweet and caressing in the mouth with supple tannin; there is plenty of tart cherry and strawberry fruit, and a little salinity coming through on the finish that is has weight, but is not forceful. Perhaps one of Ghislaine's earlier drinking Chambolle's? Drink 2017-2027
Vivid red fruit aroma. Volume and generosity. Juicy red fruits. Curvaceous. It is full-bodied…there is a tension here too. the tannins are much more refined..they sit in the palate. It becomes more focused and fresh at the end. there is a slight note at the end which disturbs me…slightly herbal. Drink from 2019
Exquisitely pure, ethereal, and terroir-driven, Ghislaine’s wines also have wonderful mineral raciness. The domaine was originally created by Marcel Noëllat, Ghislaine’s maternal grandfather. After attending viticultural college in Beaune in the 1980s, she began assisting her father, Gaston Barthod, at the family domaine. Her straightforward, no-nonsense approach helped introduce a sorting table, extended lees contact, a gentle cold soak before fermentation, and domaine bottling. All this enabled greater control over the quality of fruit, texture of tannins, and purity of flavours. The results have been year upon year of magical masterpieces from Chambolle Musigny. Along with her partner Louis Boillot, today she is joined in the vineyard and cellar by their son, Clément.