Discreet but not invisible wood easily allows the notably floral-suffused nose of spicy red and dark currant and earth aromas to be appreciated. There is fine richness and a taut muscularity to the bigger and more powerful flavors that possess a lovely sense of energy on the structured, balanced and beautifully persistent finish. Note well that at least some patience is going to be required here. (91-94)/2027+
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.