• Enfantterrible wrote: 90 points

    June 2, 2021 - Massive improvement. Smoky nose, a hint of menthol. Tannins are present but receding. Lacks complexity. Structure is quite fine.

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  • Gary N Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 25, 2021 - So many ugly, ugly reviews. I bought a dozen, then after an uninspiring first bottle, auctioned 6. Now I regret that. Maybe i''m being too uncritical, but after drinking roughly 4000 red burgundies over the past ten years, I can safely say this is a very nice Charmes, sourced from the very best spot within that vineyard. My last several of this were an easy 94; soft, silken, yes, lacking in complexity to go higher, yet lovely stuff. And at half the price of more renowned producers. A terrific value.

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  • EB2 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 27, 2020 - Changes character after 3 hours decant. Really nice then but needs this long to get past the tingly tongue taste. At 4 hours is even better. Colour is less bricked too

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  • Chuck Miller wrote:

    March 4, 2019 - Reductive with a little spritz. Smells like Mentholatum. Everything I look for in Grand Cru burgundy. Dumped after forcing down a glass.

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  • fingers Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 21, 2018 - Much friendlier now than my note from a year and a half ago indicates. Still reductive, sour, and oaky on the first night but it softened into a more elegant portrayal by breakfast ;)
    I think it is still holding back some and I should not have sold it so short in my prior comments. Of course, every bottle and every cork is a crapshoot with MI. 4+11+17+8= 90

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  • IvanKrazy Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 12, 2018 - I feel I was a little too eager to try this wine as it felt very young and a bit tight but make no mistake, this is a Grand Cru through and through. Loved its palate presence, and its long finish. Beautiful nose full of black fruit laced with sandalwood. Loved it.

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  • budman wrote: 86 points

    February 9, 2018 - Not a fan. Guess I'm more of a new world fan than an old world fan.
    This bottle did nothing to wow me.

  • budman wrote: 85 points

    January 24, 2018 - Horrible QPR.

  • fingers wrote: 90 points

    June 29, 2017 - Followed for about 6 hours open before making notes. Light to medium bronze-ruby color starting to show some age. Clear and sound, no sediment. Started off very rough and tumble, with some severe barnyard reduction, seaweed, and dark-toasted oak driving an intense bouquet, though it softened into better balance as we went along. It ended up showing the femininity from Charmes, but maybe a little too much so. Just a little more fruity oomph in the midpalate would really make me happy. I'm not nearly as confident in the end drink dates as Gilman (2045) and I'm not even sure it will get any better than it is now. I say drink at will, with a good long aeration. 4+12+16+8 = 90
    Update: this really declined overnight and turned dull and insipid.

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  • WinoMine wrote: 93 points

    October 10, 2016 - Tons of ripe fruit and barnyard aromas. Very plush and soft on the palate indicating this is not a long haul wine and can it enjoy it now.

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