Charmes Chambertin

2014 Charmes Chambertin Hubert Lignier

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    Charmes Chambertin
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    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92-94 (2016 Jan.)

A more restrained and more deeply pitched nose also has some wood in evidence on the combination of earthy dark berry fruit and sauvage hints. There is real size, weight and power to the bigger broad-shouldered flavors that brim with palate coating dry extract, all wrapped in a dense, long and well-balanced finish. This doesn't have the refinement of the Griotte but it's definitely more powerful and more concentrated.

Vinous - Score: 92 (2017 Mar.)

Good medium red. Smells riper on the nose than the Griottes, offering richer scents of musky strawberry and cherry. Then sweeter and weightier in the mouth too, if a bit literal and solid following the racy Griottes. Still, with its sweet red fruits, fine-grained texture and ripe tannins, this wine is still in a rather feminine style. Laurent Lignier notes that the family's vines are situated higher on the hillside--in other words, not planted on heavier soil next to the Route Nationale.