Very generous wood fights with the otherwise layered and elegant aromas of dark pinot fruit that are liberally cut with notes of earth, game, humus and floral scents. There is exceptionally good richness and volume to the caressing full-bodied flavors that are also blessed with copious amounts of dry extract, all wrapped in a lingering and firm but not rustic finale.
Length of aging:
Light-Bodied Red Wine
The 2014 Charmes Chambertin, from estate fruit, was a little shut down compared to the Clos Vougeot. Stubborn and obdurate at the moment, though the palate is harmonious and fresh, quite linear at the moment with a certain strictness on the finish that has just a touch of bitterness. Hopefully, it will pull its socks up by the time of bottling.