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This is, according to Bill Nanson, "one of the most iconic wines of the Cote d'Or ... bottled history, delivering layer upon layer of flavour - magnificent is too small a word."
What is really special here is of course the vine age, with substantial plantings dating back to 1881. That fruit density combines superbly with the highly toasted oak favoured by the domaine, and the zingy freshness of the 2008 vintage.
The scores are all there for this wine (Tanzer 95, Meadows 93, Gilman 97) and as it just starts to enter its drinking window now, I feel that it is massively undervalued. A great buy - whether to drink in the future or for investment.
John Gilman (View From The Cellar) describes this as
"a humbling, profound and beautiful wine. The flat out brilliant nose soars from the glass in a complex and absolutely elegant mélange of red and black cherries, a touch of blood orange, grilled meats, bacon fat, profound soil tones, coffee, fresh herbs and new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very refined on the attack, with amazing mid-palate depth, ripe tannins, tangy acids and amazing intensity of flavor on the beautifully soil-driven and complex finish. An utterly stunning Roty Charmes! (Drink between 2022-2075)"
ABV 13.5 %