(real Charmes) Good full, deep red. Sexy, highly aromatic nose combines briary raspberry, crushed stone, clove, cumin, dried flowers and smoke. Wonderfully silky and seductive on the palate, with compelling inner-mouth perfume. But much less expressive on the back half and in need of substantial bottle aging. Still, this extremely promising Charmes is already wonderfully subtle wine.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2009 Charmes-Chambertin is an open, radiant wine graced with generous fruit and an engaging personality. It should be ready to go with a minimum of cellaring. Magnien farms this parcel directly.