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Elegant and dense, with cherry, iron, stone and spice flavors fused to firm, dusty tannins. The fruit is locked up tight, revealing potential on the long, fruit- and spice-filled aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042.
Elegant and dense, with cherry, iron, stone and spice flavors fused to firm, dusty tannins. The fruit is locked up tight, revealing potential on the long, fruit- and spice-filled aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042. 132 cases imported. (BS) (4/2020)
The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a sultry, earthy bouquet with touches of oyster shell coming through with aeration. It never quite kicks into fifth gear though. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red berry fruit laced with orange rind and brown spices. It gains more complexity and nuance towards the finish with an attractive saline aftertaste. (NM) (10/2019)
The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin from Domaine Rousseau is beautifully red fruity this year, which happens to be my favorite iteration of this cuvée. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a blend of strawberries, red plums, lovely soil tones, a touch of mustard seed, gamebird and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full and velvety on the attack, with a good core, fine soil signature and a long, moderately tannic and velvety finish. It is hard not imagining this wine firming up and deepening as the year unfolds and gaining a bit more gravitas prior to bottling. (Drink between 2024-2065) 92+ (12/2017)
The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is another of the more youthfully expressive wines in the range, offering up aromas of ripe cherries, red plums, woodsmoke, dark chocolate and sweet forest floor. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and expressive, with fine tannins, tangy acids and a charming core of fruit.