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Dark bright red. Ripe black cherry and musky soil tones are lifted by a violet topnote. Juicy, tight and vibrant, with crunchy black fruit and spice flavors complicated by savory minerality. Broad, dusty tannins really clamp down on the finish of this seriously structured grand cru, but the wine's subtle rising length suggests it will come into harmony with time in bottle.
Domaine Arlaud Père et Fils
Cyprien Arlaud is at the helm of this excellent domaine that follows organic and biodynamic practices. He is one of the stars of the Côte de Nuits and benefits from an array of brilliant vineyards including prestigious grands crus Charmes-Chambertin, Clos de la Roche, Clos St Denis and Bonnes Mares. His wines have great concentration, depth and longevity.
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.