International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Full red-ruby color. Lovely musky soil tones complement cherry, animal fur, smoky minerality, wild herbs, molasses and pepper on the nose, along with a bacon fat quality from the barrels. Sweet black fruit and mineral flavors are carrying a full load of smoky bacon fat, giving this wine a Cote-Rotie-like impression. Rather full-blown for a Charmes from Bachelet, holding less in reserve today than I would have predicted a year ago. I'd enjoy this wine between about 2019 and 2025.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2011 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a delightful bouquet with complex, mineral rich red currant and raspberry fruit that is linear and focused at the moment. There is wonderful definition as usual. The palate is medium-bodied with a smear of strawberry jam on the entry and then that heavenly mineralite kicks in towards the structure, precise and quite crystalline finish. Awesome. Drink 2016-2030+.Author: Neal Martin
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 66 bottles owned
- 9 collectors