Dark and lush, featuring violet, black cherry, licorice, sandalwood and bitter chocolate notes. There's ample acidity and the dense tannins enter on the back half of the palate, suggesting this will develop well over the next decade or so.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
Good full red. Musky, inviting aromas of small wild red berries and game, with a touch of smoky minerality. Silky-sweet and rather open-knit, especially following the powerful bottlings from Nuits Richemone. In a distinctly feminine style. Still, the wine's tannins have a slightly harsh quality that will require patience.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2012
Burghound | Rating: 94
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Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The 2009 Charmes-Chambertin is a bit closed in its bouquet, but is much more open and expressive on the palate. Layers of fruit built to the effortless, gracious finish. Mint and crushed flowers are some of the notes that add complexity on the sumptuous finish. As good as this is, I don't see the fullest pedigree of Charmes coming through in the glass, at least today.