2018 Arlaud Charmes Chambertin

Arlaud has 1 hectare of Charmes-Chambertin, in 3 different sections aged 25, 40 and 75 years-old respectively. Already, there an elixirous, perfumed bouquet full of spice, red fruit and flower. The wine seems delicate, and the tannins are fine and supple, but there is a sense of contained power as it slips through the mouth towards the persistent finish. Impressive, serious, delicious. (NT 06/01/20)
Producer
Arlaud
Origin
Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy/Beaujolais FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Pinot Noir
Farming Style
biodynamic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
93-96 points, Jasper Morris, insideburgundy.com, January 2020
91-93 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2020
89-92 points, Allen Meadows, burghound.com, January 2020 16.5+ points, Tim Jackson MW, jancisrobinson.com, January 2020

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Media Reviews

Jasper Morris MW

This comes from the upper part of Mazoyères, alongside the Route des Grands Crus. A balanced fresh mid purple colour. Sweet pure red fruit through the middle with a fresh crunchy character behind. This wine has impressive density of fruit. As Cyprien says, the grander appellations have really held their own. 93-96 points

Neal Martin

The 2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is made with 30% whole bunch and 20% new oak. It has a perfumed bouquet with iris and incense aromas infusing the black cherry and cassis fruit, quite opulent and yet remaining nicely focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fresh and quite citrus-like in style, although it relinquishes a little precision as it nears the finish. 91-93 points

Allen Meadows

(from a 1.13 ha parcel in Mazoyères that abuts the Route des Grands Crus). Reduction. There is more size, weight and mid-palate density to the somewhat less refined flavors that also possess a seductive texture before concluding in a raspy and youthfully austere finish, both of which are exacerbated by plenty of gas. 89-92 points

Tim Jackson MW

Plum and blackberry fruit, spicy, earthy notes and flint – lots of depth. Nice intensity of blackberry on the palate, with quite fine structure that will need time. Long. 16.5+ points

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