Vinous – 92
The 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru comes from single parcel within the highest part of Mazoyères-Chambertin, in the top left-hand corner as you look at the vineyard from the RN74. It has a vivacious floral bouquet of red and black fruit infused with scents of pressed iris petals and violets. The palate is medium-bodied with quite chalky tannin and a fine bead of acidity. This is compact for a Charmes-Chambertin, conveying a sense of strictness toward the finish. It will require five years in bottle just to loosen its tie.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2045
Jasper Morris – 93-96
This is Mazoyères really but Cyprien Arlaud thinks he makes it like a Charmes, with quite late picking for tannin ripeness. In fact there are three picking dates according to the age of vines (25 to 75 year old) and some whole bunch vinification. Dense black purple colour and a richer attack to the nose. There is a solid succulent chunk of flesh, red plus fresh black fruit, an oaky aspect behind, very long finish, needing more time.