Robert Parker 94
The 2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is showing very well, unwinding in the glass with a deep bouquet of red berries, cherries and cassis mingled with hints of smoked meats, black truffle and loamy soil. Full-bodied, concentrated and enveloping, its ample core of lively fruit is framed by a muscular chassis of ripe, powdery tannins.
This is also quite aromatically restrained that not quite as elegant as there is plenty of sauvage character on the forest floor and ripe dark berry fruit-suffused nose. The succulent, round and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that aren’t particularly dense, all wrapped in a dusty and slightly grippy finish. The balance isn’t quite dialed in though it will probably improve somewhat over time as the tannins progressively mellow.