Tasting Notes

(from a rocky site in the upper part of Charmes, close to Rousseau's Chambertin, according to Perrot-Minot, but harvested near the beginning as this fruit passes into surmaturité quickly): Brilliant dark Pinot red. Wonderfully subtle, high-pitched scents of raspberry, rose petal and stony minerality. Sharply delineated but not yet showy in the middle palate, with its pungent red fruit and floral flavors currently overshadowed by mineral salts. Youthfully tight in spite of its delicacy and finesse, this classic "true" Charmes will need considerable patience. The substantial dusty tannins show no rough edges. Stephen Tanzer