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2005 Geantet-Pansiot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

SKU #1152378 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark From a rocky, thinly-soiled spot in the “true” Charmes (rather than the sometimes equally grand but distinctive Mazoyeres that can also be sold as “Charmes”), the Geantet-Pansiot 2005 Charmes Chambertin delivers a lovely meld of bright cherry, beef marrow, cocoa powder, and chalk. A typically sleek, polished, long-lined performance for this appellation at its best, this isn’t a wine with lots of nooks and crannies. There is a superb sweetness and clarity of finishing fruit along with a vibrant if hard to describe mineral note. There could scarcely be a more stark contrast in microclimate or vinous character between this wine and the Poissenot. (DS) Inner quote mark (6/2007)

90-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Outer quote mark As ripe as the En Champs is, this is riper still yet it remains aromatically fresh and bright with intense cherry and raspberry notes on the spicy, pure and earthy nose where the spice and earth notes continue onto the delicious, rich and full-bodied flavors built on a base of concentrated fruit. This is classy if not overly complex at the moment but if the depth comes in time, my range could be conservative. (AM) Inner quote mark (1/2007)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry and licorice; at once riper and more brooding than the last couple of wines. Then juicy, spicy and vibrant but quite closed in the middle palate, with superb energy to the dark berry and violet flavors. Finishes impressively broad, ripe and dry, with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and excellent length. This one also needs a solid six to eight years of cellaring. (ST) 92+ Inner quote mark (4/2007)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Very dark. Sweet with notes of compost. Rather dangerous and more edgy than some Charmes-Chambertin though virtually all Geantet P wines could be suffixed Charmes… Round and certainly charming but with lots of edge and interest too. 18/20 points. Inner quote mark (8/2007)


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