Tasting Notes

Ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, licorice and noble minty greenness reminded me of Clos Vougeot. Juicy and tightly wound; a bit reduced but very pure. Solidly structured wine with little in the way of early sweetness. In fact, this is remarkably primary and reserved for Charmes from a warm vintage. Finishes saline and firmly tannic, very much in need of more élevage. A wine of quiet power--but will it blossom in bottle? (Incidentally, Saouma topped his Chambolle cuvées with lees last summer to protect them against oxidation. Stephen Tanzer