Antonin Guyon Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2013

The 2013 Charmes-Chambertin had only been bottled ten days before my visit and was probably the only wine here that was not totally on form.


There is traditionally a barrel and a half of Charmes in the Guyon cellars and this year, the domaine had a special barrel made that would hold the entire production, so this was raised entirely in new wood this year (albeit, in a much larger barrel).


The wine seemed a bit oxidative at the time of my visit, which I assumed was simply a reflection of it being out of sorts from its recent mise. There is very good depth and a suave structure here, with classic aromatic elements of black fruit, grilled meat and a lovely base of soil, but the wine was not in proper shape for tasting and I did not score it. I am sure it will be very good and would love to revisit it next year, when it is singing, as this is usually one of the very best red wines in the cellar each vintage.

Antonin Guyon Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2013

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