(tasted from tank, where it was fined two weeks before my visit) Complex aromas of lemon, minerals, wet stone, clove and marzipan. Sweet, pure and explosively fruity, with sexy nutty oak adding complexity to the peach and apricot flavors. A big, rich, lush wine with superb breadth on the back end. Lafon noted that this wine closed up completely after the July ’05 racking but was now tasting good again.
Robert Parker 91
This has much more intensity on the nose than the Clos de la Barre 04 with hints of white flowers, limestone, Alpine streams and a touch of orange blossom. The palate had a crisp entry, good nervosite on the mid-palate leading towards a reserved, minerally Puligny-like finish that leaves the palate buzzing with excitement. Perhaps lacking the complexity of other Charmes, but still a very fine Meursault. Tasted February 2007.
Quite intense on the nose – nervy. Sleek and very well contained. But on a small scale. Not opulent. This should give classic white burgundy lovers a lot of pleasure but it’s all very tight and tense for the moment.
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012