The 2015 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru has an expressive bouquet with redcurrant, raspberry coulis, a touch of honey and a hint of Seville orange marmalade. It opens nicely in the glass, though does not slip into fifth gear at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, cohesive in the mouth and quite saline and spicy. There is generosity here, a trait of Charmes-Chambertin, with the mineral core surfacing right at the finish as it fans out. This is an impressive follow-up to the superb 2014 and it should give 20+ years of pleasure.(NM)
An elegant, fresh and admirably pure nose is notably more expressive with its array of red currant, warm earth and anise-tinged aromas. There is even better richness to the round, supple and punchy medium-bodied flavors that terminate with notes of bitter cherry and a hint of warmth. This is lovely and very Charmes.
The 2015 Taupenot Charmes-Chambertin is absolutely superb, offering up outstanding potential on both the nose and palate. The first class bouquet jumps from the glass in a sappy mélange of black cherries, black raspberries, French roast, a bit of venison, black minerality, hints of mustard seed, cedar and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a sappy core, fine soil signature, ripe, seamless tannins and a long, vibrant finish. Great Charmes! 2025-2075.
Bright medium red. Black cherry and a hint of licorice on the nose. Dry and suave but with a lovely impression of sweetness to its rich, layered flavors of dark raspberry, violet and rose petal. With its nicely integrated acidity and noble tannins, this wine finishes with considerable class.(ST)
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