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Taken from the Mazoyères section that qualifies as Charmes- Chambertin. Finely knit and gently layered, this is true to form for charmes, with a lively nature and very fine tannic grip. The fruit character conjures up notes of blackberry, cherry and forest fruit allied to earthy minerality.There is an attractive supple nature here, and discreet perfume. Very fine and long.
Much more fruit evident on the nose here, with equally marked violet-like notes.There is an unforced richness on the palate, as well as a seamless texture, which is not without density. Mineral, long and flowing on the finish, this is remarkably harmonious and the most expansive of the Humbert premiers crus. Very fine.
Meaty, dense perfumes and flavours on view here that are so different from Nicky’s neighbouring Clos de Bèze. More masculine too and displaying a tremendous wealth of rich, mouth-filling fruit. A chambertin with harnessed power and breeding.
This has the perfumed intensity, complexity and persistence of a very fine Grand Cru. It has a restrained power allied with a flowing, elegant quality. Fine tannins add to the weight, combining with the depth of flavour. Impressive.
Dense, dusky fruits. The palate has a well-defined structure.The fruit has clarity and transparency, and there is a fine thread of minerality, giving a taut, focused wine with density and length. Very fine.
A rounded broad core of fruit, softly textured, which masks the balancing weight of tannin. This is a bigger, more expansive premier cru, with a pleasing freshness and fine minerality.
A combination of 70-80 year old vines, low yields (28hl/ha) and 50% de-stemming produces a serious and ageworthy wine, with grippy, ripe tannins, lots of blackberry fruit, liquorice and a long mineral finish. This is a classy wine, which demonstrates the dediciation and drive of this superb domaine.
Produced from a large single parcel, situatied just below Latricières. This has a lovely top-note of spring flowers, wild strawberries and truffle. On the palate there is a smoky, animal edge. Texturally soft, with a ripe structure and a long complex finish.
Is this really only a villages Gevrey? Concentrated and elegant, with black cherry fruit and spicy undertones. Silky texture and grippy tannins make this a wine of real depth. An impressive effort.
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