Charmes Chambertin

2015 Charmes Chambertin Dujac

  • Classification:
    Grand Cru
  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Charmes Chambertin
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92-94 (2017 Jan.)

This is more aromatically restrained still as the earthy and sauvage-tinged nose only grudgingly provides glimpses of the pretty lavender, spice, tea and red cherry aromas. This possesses an interesting palate impression as the mid-palate is round, supple and caressing yet the finish is dusty, firm, serious and borderline rustic. I suspect that this will loosen up quickly such that it will be approachable after only 7 to 8 years yet require 15 to 18 to arrive at its full peak.

Vinous - Score: 91+ (2018 Jan.)

Good dark. Black raspberry and a suggestion of musky torrefaction on the very ripe nose. Offers more energy in the mouth than the nose suggests, but this is still a very ripe, chocolatey, savory wine and not especially expressive today; I don't find the floral quality shown by the young 2016. Finishes concentrated, backward and long, with brooding notes of licorice and earth. This wine appears to be dominated by its Mazoyères side and will require patience.