A background application of wood spice is sufficiently subtle to allow the otherwise intensely earthy, fresh, cool and agreeably pure aromas of wild red berries to shine. The reserved and quite powerful flavors are tightly wound, backward and overtly austere with excellent power and mid-palate concentration before terminating in a driving finish that delivers outstanding length. This is an absolute knockout and the old vines really show.
Drink Dates: 2025+
Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97
The 2010 Charmes-Chambertin Les Mazoyeres is a kaleidoscopic wine that blossoms on the palate in all directions. Dark red fruit, smoke, incense and white flowers are all woven together in a fabric of nearly indescribable elegance. The Charmes boasts great intensity and fabulous balance all the way through to the finish. This is an utterly breathtaking effort. This parcel was planted in 1902 and is the domaine's oldest. Vincent used 70% whole clusters on the Charmes and aged the wine in 80% new oak barrels.