eRobertParker.com #216 (Part 2) Jan 2015 Neal Martin (93-95) Drink: 2019-2032 $405
There is double the amount of 2013 Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes compared to last year. Then again, last year there was only three barrels! It has a very precise, mineral-rich bouquet that takes its time to unfold, therefore demands a lot of just hanging around and swirling the glass in your hand. Then after two or three minutes those beautiful crushed violet scents emerge and you are instantly seduced. The palate is tight at the moment but it is very pure with dark cherries intermingling with cola, orange sorbet and a hint of marmalade. There is a lot of primal energy here, although it does not possess the peacock’s tail that adorned the 2012 last year. Still, this is a marvelous Charmes-Chambertin to enjoy over the next 15 to 20 years.
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Tasted: Jan 15, 2015Drink: 2025+Issue: 57
Tasting note: Mild reduction pushes to the background what appears to be very ripe fruit that is trimmed in enough wood to comment on. The markedly vibrant and extremely rich flavors possess an opulent mouth feel on the concentrated yet refined finish that delivers positively huge length. Despite being firmly structured it is less imposing than some vintages and should actually be enjoyable after only 6 years or so of bottle age even though it will need 12 to 15 to reach its full apogee.