A Study in Grace and Understatement
2017 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes

Posted by Ian McFadden

Bertheau is making some of the most arrestingly elegant and honest Burgundies around.

The whole lineup is impressive, but there's something special about the Chambolle 1er Cru Charmes.

No other wine displays Bertheau's ability to capture Chambolle's gorgeous perfume and delicacy in the same way. The issue is that it comes from a 0.66ha parcel and can be maddening to source.

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Today I'm happy to offer Bertheau's 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes for $124.95 per bottle.

The 2017 Charmes is brilliant. It's laser-focused, bursting with complex aromatics, and has a supremely elegant silken texture. It is a study in gracefulness and subtlety.

Bertheau's wines are archetypes of just how finessed and pure Burgundy can be. The 2017 Charmes highlights how understated and refined the wines are. You shouldn't miss this beautiful example of the beating heart of Chambolle.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits


"Here the nose is really quite elegant with its assortment of red cherry, raspberry, lavender, violet and soft spice wisps. There is slightly better mid-palate volume to the equally caressing medium weight flavors that offer a bit more overall depth and persistence on the dusty and well-balanced if more evidently structured finish that exudes a hint of bitter cherry pit character."


2017 Bertheau, F Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes

750 ml