European Editor


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Wines from Charmes-Chambertin

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98
points

Louis Jadot 2005 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

  1. $134

A complete wine. As it starts in the mouth, there is a feeling of everything in its place. The tannins are initially soft, dusty rather than dry; then the dark plums, red berries and so-sweet strawberries come into play. And finally, they all come together in a climax of richness and freshness.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2008)
96
points

Chanson Père et Fils 2005 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $225

Dark in color, this is a rich, opulent, almost showy wine. The fruit is ripe, a combination of the sweetest strawberries with black cherries, laced with rich acidity. Then the tannins power in, a dry core of structure and density. Impressive and long-lasting, don’t touch this wine for another six years at least.

 — R.V.  (12/31/2008)
95
points

Domaine Perrot-Minot 2010 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

This is big, muscular and very opulent, with its density lying over its minerality. Flavors of black stone fruits and red berries have the intensity of a powerful, age-worthy wine.

 — R.V.  (11/1/2012)
95
points

Joseph Drouhin 2008 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $164

Structured, concentrated, a wine that shows power from both fruit and tannins. The opulent strawberry flavors are paralleled by firm, dry tannins. As the combination comes together, this will become a glorious wine.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2011)
95
points

Chanson Père et Fils 2007 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

A big, rounded wine, its acidity a foil to the ripe fruit and dusty texture. The structure is chunky and corpulent, the fruit strawberry and red plum fruit packed tightly. It is still integrating, definitely promising some long-term aging.

 — R.V.  (12/31/2010)
94
points

Domaine Vincent Girardin 2010 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $128

Big and concentrated, this is packed with tannins and solid dark fruits. It’s powerful with a dark plum flavor and an impressive density of texture. Give it at least 7–10 years.

 — R.V.  (11/1/2012)
94
points

Domaine René Bouvier 2011 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $195

The right sense of weight and structure are allied with gorgeous fruitiness and freshness. This winning combination shows black fruits and a brooding character that needs time. Drink from 2018.

 — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
94
points

Domaine Vincent Girardin 2011 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $180

This very complete wine has a mix of dark tannins, touches of wood aging and a complex medley of undergrowth fruits, juicy acidity and layers of spice. It has the power and concentration to sustain all these elements and needs time to age. Drink from 2018.

 — R.V.  (6/1/2014)
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