Quite a deep colour, with some age showing (garnet/brick). Quite forthcoming on the nose, and the palate has plenty of black fruit and some savoury notes. However, the dominant feature is the rather thick tannin which hides the fruit to some degree. If the fruit holds up and the tannin subsides, this will be excellent, but there is a risk that the fruit will fade before the tannin does.
Decanted and served after 1 hour which completely transformed the wine into a very charming, deep and complex Charmes. I don't really understand the previous comments as this wine competed very well in a series of grand crus from several highly regarded producers. Black fruits, minerals, truffle, earth, elegant and above all very charming.
Much improved over a few years ago. The fruit's in the backseat now although it still shows a little bit of briary oak. The restraint the fruit has taken on is exhibiting the tannic structure in a way that was never apparent before; it turns out it's actually fairly tannic but it has a refined grain. Geantet-Pansiot's wines usually show very well at this age, but this one seems to demand a few more years.
At the end of a great tasting. Fuzzy on some of the details, but the impression of the wine was powerful. I would have trouble considering this wine charming...especially at this point in its life. It is brooding and beastly like the better producers from Gevrey with a dark and peppery profile. The fat characteristics from the vintage inhibited its drinkability. Lacked some balance, but it was very true of where (GC not necessarily Charmes) and when it was grown- something that I appreciate very much. A noble and domineering wine that should garner a higher score with more bottle age.
This is quite deep and concentrated, with fresh, attractive fruit and some complexity; the flavours seem to be in development, and not fully formed, and there is still some tannin to be resolved. Perhaps needs 2 to 3 years, but should be excellent.
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