2012 Geantet-Pansiot Charmes-Chambertin, Gevrey-Chambertin (750ml)

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Review Score: 93BH, 91WA

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While not as elegant as the Poissenots this is not without its appeal as there is excellent layering to the mix of red and dark berry fruit liqueur aromas that see added breadth in the form of pungent earth and discreet spice notes. The energetic medium weight plus flavors possess an opulent mouth feel as they brim with palate coating dry extract that buffers the robust but not rustic finish that delivers outstanding depth and length. Note though that this will not be an early drinker and thus moderate patience is required.

93 points, Allen Meadows' Burghound (Jan 2014)

The 2012 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has an endearing bouquet with animated scents of black cherries, iodine and blueberry that is quintessential Charmes-Chambertin, full of exuberance. The palate is ripe and succulent on the entry: a sweet core of macerated dark cherries, mulberry and black plum; a saline notes lining the finish that lingers seductively in the mouth. This is a Charmes-Chambertin that just goes out to give pleasure.

91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 211 - Feb 2014)