- Coquard Loison Fleur
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2040
- Case size
Neal Martin, December 2017,
The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru comes from Mazoyères, a 0.35-hectare parcel of vines just under 50 years old, and matured in 50% new oak. It has a seductive bouquet with ample dark cherry, bergamot and crushed strawberry scents that are beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit and a fine bead of acidity, quite elegant and maybe less opulent than your typical Charmes-Chambertin, but what fantastic length. The manner in which it fans out on the finish is just glorious. This is one of the outstanding Charmes-Chambertins of the vintage. 95-97/100. Date 2021-2040.
Coquard Loison Fleur
The Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot (CLF – as it’s colloquially known in the London wine trade) has gone from strength to strength in recent years. The domaine has been around for decades but never made any wines which were highly sought-after and most of their grapes ended up in generic supermarket bottles. This all changed in 2010 when Thomas Colladot returned to the family estate and he began again, instilling a purity and freshness to the wines after his previous winemaking training under Sebastian Cathiard. Luckily he already had the advantage of a remarkable proportion of their vineyards being prime Grand Crus in the Cotes de Nuits.
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.