Sunday, February 03, 2013

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2011, Perrot-Minot


The Domaine Perrot-Minot has done a solid job of building up the brand and the quality over the last 20 years since Christophe Perrot-Minot took over. Tasted a few months ago, the Charmes-Chambertin 1999 was superb and clearly different from the Mazoyeres-Chambertin 1999. Tasted at the Justerini & Brooks annual Burgundy tasting this Charmes 2011 from Perrot-Minot offered a lot more on the nose than many other 2011s. Solid block of strawberry and cherry on the nose, it is pleasingly hefty. Clean fruit, fresh, possibly misses depth and concentration which were hard to achieve in 2011. Scores 19-24/30 for a Gevrey grand cru. Time will tell. Photo shows a Gevrey vineyard looking up the combe behind the village in July 2011.

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