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2012 Joseph Roty - Charmes Chambertin (Tres Vieilles Vignes)

abv 13.5%
  • 95 WA
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
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SKU: 46778-2012
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Good deep red with ruby highlights. Wild, reduced nose cleared with air to reveal scents of blueberry, wild strawberry, violet, licorice and smoky, stony minerality. A step up in concentration and sweetness from the Griottes, boasting great silkiness and fullness without any undue weight. Finishes with perfectly integrated tannins and outstanding length and grip. The wine's nearly unctuous texture currently masks its superb underlying acidity.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The Roty 2012 Charmes-Chambertin is astoundingly good, and it has yet to shut down in the cellar. The bouquet reveals a lovely melange of black cherry, plum and rich soil tones that synergize beautifully with the wine's high toast cooperage. On the palate, the wine is carrying quite a bit of puppy fat that makes it deceptively accessible, but it's clear that when the very serious and refined structural chassis hidden behind that youthful precocity begins to open up a decade or so down the line, it will be an even more massive, bottomless wine. What a legacy the late Philippe Roty has left us!
    Author: William Kelley
  • Self | Rating: 90

    A bit austere
    Author: Johnnymd

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, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 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

  • 109 bottles owned
  • 15 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 15 collectors)