Domaine Tortochot Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2010, Burgundy, France

Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

Pinot Noir

Chantal owns 0.57 of this Grand Cru vineyard, which totals 30.83ha when combined with its neighboring Mazoyeres-Chambertin. Gently sloped, the soil consists of somewhat decomposed limestone with gravel and stones. A beautiful nose, the 2010 shows purple flowers that sit close to the ground in a deeply wooded forest. In the mouth, there’s a perfect marriage of floral notes and fruit with soft tannins that sit upon a dark, rich soil; yet the finish is lady-like and chalky.

Discreet wood frames exceptionally fresh, cool and airy spice and earth-tinged red dark berry fruit aromas that are notably riper than those of the Champeaux. The supple, round and already accessible medium weight flavors possess fine depth and very good length on the finish where the supporting structure arrives quite suddenly. This should drink well young but age well too if desired.

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