Domaine Taupenot Merme Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2014
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Stephen Tanzer – Medium red. Sexy, high-toned nose offers scents of black raspberry, crushed cherry, Rosé petal and smoked meat. Sappy red berry and Rosé petal flavours boast terrific intensity and energy without any undue weight. Finishes with outstanding rising length, the firm tannins outlasted by fruits and flowers. A lovely Charmes. This vineyard was partly replanted in 1998 but was originally planted at the same time as Taupenot's Mazoyères--and the Mazoyères of Taupenot's cousin Christophe Perrot-Minot (their mothers are sisters).
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The 2014 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru has a pretty, quite floral bouquet with wilted Rosé petal infusing the brambly red berry fruit, nicely defined and more expressive than the Corton Rognet at the moment. The palate is succulent and fresh on the entry with a gentle grip in the mouth, quite saline and structured; it is more Mazoyères than Charmes in some ways, demonstrating impressive density and backbone on the finish. This is a sublime expression of the vineyard, a great wine with a long future ahead.
In a mixed or straight case: $368.59
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