Philippe Charlopin Charmes Chambertin 2016

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Type: Red Wine   Volume: 750ml

Winery:Philippe Charlopin

Country: France   Region: Burgundy

District: Gevrey Chambertin

Ratings and Tasting Notes:

(AM=90-93) A distinctly Gevrey-like nose combines notes of earth, humus and underbrush with those of wild dark berry fruit aromas. The very firm and overtly powerful flavors possess excellent size, weight and punch while exhibiting fine depth and length on the moderately rustic finish. In contrast to the Clos St. Denis, this is going to need the better part of a decade to drink well and should repay 12 to 15. (AG=92-94) (production was limited to 20 hectoliters per hectare, due in large part to some frost damage; half Charmes and half Mazoy?res, vinified together): Bright ruby-red. Very pure aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and violet. Penetrating, classic wine with terrific precision and a slightly imploded character to its dark berry, floral and spice flavors; nothing reduced or rustic about this wine. Finishes clean and very long, with fine-grained tannins. Incidentally, Charlopin's vines in the Combe d'Orveaux climat of Ech?zeaux were severely frosted in 2016, and he put the very small amount of this "elegant" juice into this Charmes-Chambertin.