2013 Domaine Perrot Minot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes (Previously $320)
The 2013 Charmes-Chambertin is another powerful wine, with raw tannins and distinctly savage overtones. Game, smoke, tobacco, menthol and red cherries emerge, but with great reluctance. This towering, structured Charmes will likely repay cellaring handsomely. I have to say, this is a bit of an uncharacteristic showing for a wine that is usually more finessed. (AG)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A wonderfully expressive and layered nose is more complex if not quite as elegant though here too there are soft floral nuances to the red cherry, pomegranate, plum and earth scents. There is a similar sense of refinement to the slightly larger-scaled flavors that are shaped by remarkably fine-grained tannins on the precise, saline and lingering finale. This is a Charmes of finesse that embodies what I like to call power without weight. In a word, lovely.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru, matured in 30% new wood, has a lifted bouquet with ample brambly red berry fruit, pomegranate, orange cordial and potpourri scents. Very “Charmes”! The palate is medium-bodied with fine, tensile tannins, moderate depth and precision on the linear finish that bears resemblance to the Griotte-Chambertin at the moment. I like the clarity here and the sense that is holding everything back until bottling. (NM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium red. Restrained but complex nose melds dried flowers, smoked meat, iron, earth and menthol. Plump, supple and sweet if a bit youthfully reticent. At least as concentrated as the Griottes but less expressive today. Finishes plummy, savory, subtle and long, with firm tannins and a light herbal quality.