2010, Armand Rousseau, Charmes Chambertin

Charmes Chambertin, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 91-93

Drinking Dates: 2022+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 10-Jan-2012

(from a 1.4 ha parcel of roughly 20 year old vines that is situated one-third in Charmes proper and the remainder in Mazoyères). This is the first wine to display any appreciable level of reduction and in this case it’s enough to dominate the underlying fruit. Otherwise there is good detail and excellent punch to the beguilingly delicious, intense and focused medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins on the mildly austere, beautifully complex and solidly persistent finish. I like the potential of this balanced effort that should amply repay extended cellaring if desired. (91-93)/2028+