($75-$100) Medium yellow. Sweeter aromas of yellow peach, butter, vanilla, hazelnut and menthol; very Meursault. Then juicy and firmly built, with lemony acidity and a mineral component contributing firmness and vivacity. This really resounds on the mineral-driven back end. Charmes in a Perrieres style, in need of four years of aging.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: September/October 2009
Burghound | Rating: 92
A restrained but refined nose of green and white fruit aromas nuanced by floral and citrus hints gives way to equally refined, pure and impressively complex middle weight flavors that carry an underlying touch of minerality and excellent definition and this offers notably more relief on the long and impressively intense finish that is typically found in most examples of Charmes. Perhaps more importantly, I very much liked the underlying sense of harmony and this, along with the PerriŠres, impressed more than any other wine in the range.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 4th Quarter, 2009
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
More spice than the Narvaux, even a hint of cloves? Powerful but well corseted by the acidity. Still pretty tight. (JH)