2020 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Charmes-Chambertin$249.99
John Gilman 94+ The 2020 Charmes-Chambertin from Romaine Taupenot is a beautiful bottle in the making. The bouquet is deep, pure and utterly classical in profile, offering up scents of red and black cherries, plums, grilled meats, dark soil tones, mustard seed, bonfire and a nice touch of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and already quite suave on the attack, with a sappy core of fruit, marvelous transparency, ripe, seamless tannins, tangy acids and impeccable balance on the long, complex and focused finish. Fine, fine juice. (Drink between 2035 - 2100)
Jasper Morris 93-95 pts! Rich, exuberant purple. A cheerful nose, flamboyantly perfumed which is as Charmes should be. I very much like the balance of this, which is all in red fruit, succulent strawberry and raspberry, good acidity, no feeling of excess heat. 14.1% but holds it without difficulty.