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2008 Charmes Chambertin

Domaine Taupenot-Merme

90Average Score
flagBurgundy / France
Red

The Taupenots’ 2008 Charmes Chambertin displays kirsch as well as candied cherry on the nose, which are allied to (or is that pitted against?) tart rhubarb on a bright, firm palate. This is suffused with both chalky and invigoratingly saline mineral manifestations; rose hip, cherry pit, and smoky black tea adding further, piquant complexity that follows into a long, lip-smacking finish. An extreme expression of its cru, it will strike some tasters as too lean, tart, and bitter, but I find it not quite too much of the above three and tonic-like in its fascination and vivacity. Jun 2010, www.robertparker.com

David Schildknecht, Vinous    Score: 90/100

6x75cl-1 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£693.00
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