Joseph Drouhin Charmes Chambertin 2016

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Joseph Drouhin Charmes Chambertin 2016
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SKU 33909

750ml

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A generous and distinctive wine, often superb. The colour is intense and bright. On the nose, the first impression that arises is that of cherry. Then, woody and fine spicy aromas appear, with an elegant hint of musk in some vintages. The flavours are extraordinary in their richness and harmony, neither too rough nor too heavy. The architecture of the wine is held up by fine and noble tannins, giving the body a silky texture (called "gras"). Acidity brings energy and liveliness to the whole. The aftertaste is a pure delight.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits
Brand Joseph Drouhin
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine SpectatorThe oak is aggressive here, clashing with the bracing acidity, but not out of bounds, thanks to the concentrated texture. Bright black cherry, blackberry and meaty licorice notes offset the oak on the long, fresh and muscular finish. Best from 2023 through 2045. 50 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2019
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Wine AdvocateDrouhin's 2016 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is showing very well from bottle, unfurling in the glass with aromas of ripe cherry and berry fruit that mingle with nuances of espresso, dried flowers and grilled meats, all framed by some toasty new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, with a sappy core of nicely concentrated fruit, fine tannins and bright balancing acids. This is an elegant, racy Charmes-Chambertin that is somewhat reminiscent of the 2010 rendition.

William Kelley, April 30, 2019