Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
The 2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is striking. Lavender, sage, mint and licorice play off a core of inky blue/purplish berry fruit. Bright acids and a spine of tannin lend energy and vibrancy throughout. Today, the Charmes is a bit closed. That should not be an issue in time, but readers should plan on cellaring it for a good few years. I very much like the sense of translucence here.