Robert Parker 92
The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is another of the more youthfully expressive wines in the range, offering up aromas of ripe cherries, red plums, woodsmoke, dark chocolate and sweet forest floor. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, fleshy and expressive, with fine tannins, tangy acids and a charming core of fruit.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a sultry, earthy bouquet with touches of oyster shell coming through with aeration. It never quite kicks into fifth gear though. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit laced with orange rind and brown spices. It gains more complexity and nuance towards the finish with an attractive saline aftertaste. Not the most memorable Charmes-Chambertin that I have encountered, but there is no denying that it is very well crafted. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040
Two-thirds Mazoyères. Just a slight hint of sweet oak and heady floral aromas. Very fresh and lively with real lift. Verily a charmer! Peacock’s tail. A satisfying wine. Builds to something really quite emphatic on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2036