This wine comes from vines about 50 years old, located in the town of Gevrey-Chambertin in the Charmes-Chambertin climate. With an exposure to the south-east and an altitude of 250 meters, they rest on a calcareous brown soil, not very thick resulting from the weathering of limestones at Entroques.
'The 2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is 100% whole cluster and matured in 30% new oak. Maybe here the whole cluster is too vocal on the nose, where it occludes the terroir expression and the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and fine acidity, but does not quite kick on in the same manner as the superior Clos de la Roche. Attractive, but not profound.' - (91-93) points, Neal Martin, Vinous
'Whole cluster, bought in grapes, along the route des grands crus. Lighter purple-black, the whole bunches lift otherwise very ripe fruit. However the finish is a delight with a magnificent sweet black cherry fruit and some riper red fruit notes too, plus the persistence. Just over 13.5%' - 93-96 Points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
'This too enjoys an intensely floral-suffused nose that includes notes of red and dark raspberry and appealing spice wisps. The finer but not denser middle weight flavors possess both good verve and delineation long with an attractively textured finish that offers notably better depth and persistence.' - 90-93 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound.
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