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769. 2008 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN, Grand Cru, Domaine Arlaud. Burgundy
"'This is really quite pretty as the intensely earthy and mild sauvage character adds real complexity to the fresh and layered red Pinot fruit that also has a hint of the vegetal to it. The rich, full-bodied and tautly muscular flavors are delicious, long, complex and balanced and the sauvage character on the nose reappears on the ever-so-slightly edgy finish in the form of a feral quality. This is not a big wine by the standards of the appellation yet there is enough size, weight, volume and focused power to speak clearly of Mazoyères."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Well-concentrated blackberry and dark cherry scent and impressively fill the firm, bright palate of Arlaud’s 2008 Charmes Chambertin. Probably because around half of this wine comes from young vines – whose vinification Arlaud tailors to that limitation – if often seems to lack real grand cru depth. (That they’re situated along the line with Latricieres-Chambertin is certainly encouraging.) Still, I like the refinement of tannins here and there are salty, chalky finishing notes that, allied with brightness of fruit, serve for admirable invigoration and additional interest. Give this a few years in bottle and anticipate up to the better part of a decade’s satisfaction. (DS)"
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.