Charmes Chambertin 2015

Gevrey Chambertin / Taupenot-Merme

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Tasting Notes

Full, dark red but without the ruby tones of the Corton. Deeper-pitched but energetic on the nose, offering aromas of dark plum, raspberry, smoke and underbrush. Then surprisingly opulent and sweet on the palate, with very ripe red fruit and spice flavors complicated by an earthy element. This slightly medicinal wine doesn't show quite the harmonious acidity or refinement I found a year ago, and its dusty, drought-year tannins will require patience.

Score: 91

Stephen Tanzer, 01 January 2018

Bright medium red. Black cherry and a hint of licorice on the nose. Dry and suave but with a lovely impression of sweetness to its rich, layered flavors of dark raspberry, violet and rose petal. With its nicely integrated acidity and noble tannins, this wine finishes with considerable class.

Score: 92 - 94

Stephen Tanzer, 01 January 2017

The 2015 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru has an expressive bouquet with redcurrant, raspberry coulis, a touch of honey and a hint of Seville orange marmalade. It opens nicely in the glass, though does not slip into fifth gear at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, cohesive in the mouth and quite saline and spicy. There is generosity here, a trait of Charmes-Chambertin, with the mineral core surfacing right at the finish as it fans out. This is an impressive follow-up to the superb 2014 and it should give 20+ years of pleasure. I really admired these wines from Romain and Virginie Taupenot. In some ways, they represent the kind of wines, the level of quality that they have been threatening to do in recent vintages. What I loved was the purity of fruit, the way that any over-exuberance of over-ripeness was mastered, even through relative to other growers, they were exactly the earliest to go out and pick. What marks the 2015s is a consistency across the board: very few barrel samples falling below expectations, most of them surpassing them.

Score: 93 - 95

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2019-2040 01 August 2017

An elegant, fresh and admirably pure nose is notably more expressive with its array of red currant, warm earth and anise-tinged aromas. There is even better richness to the round, supple and punchy medium-bodied flavors that terminate with notes of bitter cherry and a hint of warmth. This is lovely and very Charmes.

Score: 91 - 94

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2027+ 15 January 2017