Charmes Chambertin

2014 Charmes Chambertin Joseph Drouhin

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  • Appellation:
    Charmes Chambertin
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  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (2016 Apr.)

Mild reduction renders the nose difficult to read so I would suggest decanting this if you're tempted to try a bottle in its youth. There is by contrast good freshness and verve to the lightly mineral-inflected and well-detailed medium weight flavors that possess a fine sense of energy on the clean, slightly austere and saline-infused finish. This is prettier than it is deep though this too should repay cellaring it for 10 to 12 years.

Vinous - Score: 91-92 (2016 Jan.)

(Drouhin replaced one of its suppliers in 2014): Saturated bright, dark red. Musky aromas of raspberry, rose petal and smoked meat display some funky underbrushy reduction. Then pure, bright and concentrated but backward in the mouth, showing a serious tannic backbone for aging. Very promising for this bottling chez Drouhin.