A month ago, we offered Chezeaux's 2019 Griotte-Chambertin. It was gone in a matter of hours.
Today, we turn to the Chambolle 1er Cru Charmes bottling for $139.95 per bottle.
Like the Griotte, the Chambolle 1er Cru represents some serious value. You get Laurent Ponsot's singular genius at a serious discount.
As a brief reminder, the system of métayage is an arrangement where a wine is made in exchange for a percentage of the final product. Ponsot makes the wine from Chezeaux's land, and in return he gets two-thirds of the production.
I've always had a fondness for the Charmes bottling. For me, the 1er Cru Les Charmes epitomizes Chambolle. It is silken, elegant, and has incredible refinement.
Ponsot takes all of this to another level. There's a punch and nuance that makes this bottling stand out from other wines from the site. It boasts a lavishly suave texture, beautiful harmony, and a lifted finesse.
The tidy summary of the 2019 vintage in Burgundy is that it was a ripe one that produced wines that miraculously remained fresh and with vivid terroir imprints. It's easy to imagine the total package being very impressive.
The 2019 Chambolle 1er Cru Charmes is a captivating example of the vintage. It's powerful, suavely textured, and packed with complexity. The combination of textural appeal, structure, and class makes it irresistible.
I'll close with a warning. We have less of the 2019 Charmes than the Griotte. We're expecting a quick sell-out.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits