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Antonio Galloni, March 2014,
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
Burghound, January 2014,
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+
Stephen Tanzer, March 2014,
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.
Jancis Robinson, January 2013,
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
Domaine Perrot-Minot has 20 acres under vine. A family run domaine, established in 1963 and now run by Christophe Perrot-Minot, it prouduces 18 wines including nine Premier Cru and two Grand cru bottlings. Most of the vines are of a good age (13 of the 18 bottlings are 45+yrs old "Vieilles Vignes".) As a firm believer in noninterventionist winemaking, Christophe uses no chemical fertilisers, employs a green harvest to bear only six to seven bunches per vine, and both harvests and sorts by hand. Each wine receives 30%-60% new oak (depending on its cru status), ages for 14-18 months and is bottled without fining or filtration.
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.