I was lucky to be allotted this Fantastic 2010 vintage Burgundy. Hard to find these days.
100% BURGUNDY PINOT NOIR.
The production areas of the
Charmes-Chambertin and Mazoyères-Chambertin appellations are the same
but Charmes-Chambertin is usually used. This Grand Cru’s vineyards are
planted in the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin.
Tasting: Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
features aromas of raspberry, redcurrant and violet. Perfectly drinkable now, 8 years later, but a few years in the
cellar will allow these initial aromas to acquire more animal and spicy
notes, while maintaining remarkable freshness. The palate is a skillful
blend of power, elegance and voluptuousness.
Though weather conditions were often difficult, particularly during the summer months, this vintage offers the opportunity to discover great wines with excellent potential, much to the surprise of most of the industry’s professionals.
The 2010 Vintage wine is balanced, exuding freshness and purity; on the palate their minerality contributes to expressiveness that reflects the typicity of Burgundy’s terroirs. Throughout the region, from north to south, these wines reflect the elegance and finesse of the great Burgundy classics.These extraordinarily fragrant wines offer nuances of red fruit and fresh fruit on the nose and boast lovely cherry red colour. The tannins are silky and there is real harmony between acidity and roundness on the palate.
Food/wine pairing: Ideal with red meats, big game, and ripe or full-flavoured cheeses.
Serving and keeping: Serve between 16° and 17°C (60°F - 63°F)This wine can be laid down during 10 to 20 years or more in a cellar.