- RegionCôte de Nuits
- AppellationCharmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 40 years
- SoilClay, Chalk and Gravel
- Average yield30 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential10-15 years
- Serving temperature 16-17°
- Situated at the heart of the great wines of the Côte de Nuits, the Charmes-Chambertin is one of the most famous Grands Crus. Its terroir is highly complex which creates a wine that is supple and smooth with a wonderful rich structure. This wine should be kept for several years to allow it to demonstrate its potential and refinement.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteMagnificent ruby red with aromas of mocha, black cherry, blackberry and nutmeg which give way to reveal a wine with roundness, opulence and mellow tannins.
- Food PairingVenison stew - roasted female deer with pepper and mashed celery - Soumaintrain cheese - mature cheeses
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2009 - Wine Spectator - February 2012 - 90/100
- Charmes-Charmbertin Grand Cru 2009 - Wine Enthusiast -October 2011 - 93/100 - "Cellar Selection"
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2009 - Jancis Robinson - January 2011 - 17/20
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2015 - Jancis Robinson - January 2017 - 17.5+/20
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 - Wine Spectator Insider - Avril 2015 - 94/100Black cherry, raspberry, mocha and spice flavors gather steam as this builds to a long, fruit-stained finish. Combines power and elegance, intensity and focus, leaving an aftertaste of kirsch, mineral and spice. Best from 2019 through 2033.
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 - Burgundy Report - June 2014 - "very pretty"Again, very pretty fruit aromas - this time it seems, with a little white pepper too. Fuller, more concentrated yet with plenty of freshness. Interestingly this seems more impressive despite seeming less dynamic than the Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Petits Monts”. A more contemplative wine. - Bill Nanson
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 - Burghound.com - April 2014 - 91/100There is a background touch of wood to the ripe and fresh aromas of black berry liqueur, earth and menthol nuance. The medium-bodied flavors possess good mid-palate density with sufficient dry extract that it imparts a velvety texture that an also be found on the dusty and palate coating finish. By Allen Meadows (USA)
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 - Jancis Robinson - January 2014 - 16/20Bright crimson. Rather muddy nose. Soft, gentle fruit. Agreeable rather than knockout. Redcurrant flavours. Drink 2020-2028 (cask sample) UK
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 - Tim Atkin - February 2014 - 93/100 (UK)
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2011 - Wine Spectator - June 2014 - 92/100Rich and focused on the cherry, currant and spice flavors, with an underlying mineral streak. More fruity than complex and layered, but this is long and well-balanced. Best from 2017 through 2030. By Bruce Sanderson (USA)
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2010 - Wine Spectator - October 2013 - 92/100The cherry and raspberry notes are reticent and rich, with a beam of acidity and refined tannins lending support. Shows potential on the long finish, where earth and tea accents chime in. Best from 2016 through 2030.
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2009 - Wine Spectator - February 2012 - 90/100Dark, but not opaque, this red offers black cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors tinged with spice. The tannins finish on the bitter side, but there's sweet fruit and flesh, so give this time. Best from 2014 through 2022. (USA)
- Charmes-Charmbertin Grand Cru 2009 - Wine Enthusiast -October 2011 - 93/100 - "Cellar Selection"Firmly strucutred wine, which also voasts delicious jammy fruit, very ripe, very opulent. The tannins are sweet and rich, suggesting aging potential over 7-8 years and more. An impressive wine. (USA)
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2009 - Jancis Robinson - January 2011 - 17/20Pretty rich and evolved on the nose. Firm and more ambitious and structured than many Charmes Chambertins. Lots to get your teeth into here. Drink 2013-2020. (UK)
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008 - Wine Enthusiast - December 2010 - 92/100The wine is defined by its power and dense concentration. It shows solid black fruits, plums, fig and licorice as well as dark tannins. It seems a little austere at this young stage and needs several years to flesh out. By Roger Voss (USA).
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008 - Burghound.com - April 2010 - 89/100An expressive and moderately complex nose of fresh red pinot fruit highlighted by discreet wood influence gives way to generous, rich and relatively accessible medium-bodied flavors. 2020+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2007 - Wine Spectator - March 2010 - 92/100This is all about the silky texture and the bright structure, with finely meshed tannins. The fruit seems submerged today, just a little shy, but it's sweet and lingers on the finish, so be patient. Best from 2013 through 2023. (USA)
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2007 - Burghound.com - April 2009 - 92/100A beguiling nose that is highly complex and very ripe, indeed this is the ripest wine in the range with earthy and underbrush suffused red and dark berry fruit aromas preceding rich, full and mouth coating flavors thatpossess solid volume and mid-palate density, all wrapped in a mouth coating and beautifully persistent finish. 2014+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2006 - Wine Spectator - June 24th, 2008 - 88-91/100Bottled in January 2008, revealed a rich, broad tapestry of cherry, spice and earth flavors. By Bruce Sanderson (USA).
- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2003 - Wine Spectator - May 31st, 2006 - 88/100There's nice cherry and blackberry notes up front, but this quickly turns dry and pinched on the finish. Best from 2008 trough 2018. (USA)
- 1999 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru – Guide Fleurus des vins 2005 - 18/20 :The nose expresses intense aromas of candied cassis and liquorice. Powerful mouth revealing a great finesse.
- Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 1985 - Wine Spectator - March 1988 - 85/100Lean and astringent, a sharply focused wine with enough red cherry, spice a nd toast character peeking through to portend some real dvelopment in 3-5 y ears. Dries out on the finish.