Good dark red. Ripe, sappy aromas of black cherry, licorice, herbs and flowers. Concentrated and firmly structured, with its black fruit, licorice and violet flavors communicating an impression of power. Finishes broad and classically dry, with youthfully tough tooth-dusting tannins that will need time to harmonize with the wine's fruit. Hints of herbs and flowers give lift to the back end. Mugneret described his Chambolle Charmes as "one of our most difficult parcels," explaining that the vines are strong and very productive and need to be carefully regulated. "Our vines produce a wine that's something like the Brûlées, which is closed and not too much fun when it's young, showing good tension but less generosity." This wine may yet merit an even higher score.
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com - 91+ Points