Intense! Flavour in every molecule, there's energy and intensity throughout, and it carries on - very long. Lovely richness and svelte shape. Drinking range: 2023 - 2032L&S (Oct 2020)
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An exuberantly spicy nose offers up notes of both white and yellow fleshed fruit, petrol and plenty of floral elements. Once again there is impressive density to the delicious, rich and punchy medium weight flavors that exude a subtle bead of minerality on the unusually powerful, complex and strikingly long finish. This is most impressive and a wine that should also reward extended keeping. Drinking range: 2029 - Rating: 92-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)
Unwinding in the glass with aromas of pear, toasted bread, praline and white flowers, framed by a touch of youthful reduction, Germain's 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with fine concentration, chalky structuring extract and tangy acids. Elegantly muscular and penetrating, this is a seamless, complete Charmes. Rating: 92 - 94+ William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
The 2019 Meursault Charmes 1er Cru has a lifted nose, although for me there is a bit too much oak that occludes the fruit profile at the moment. Leaving the glass aside for five minutes, a light wet clay scent develops. The palate is based around what clearly must be a low pH, full of tension and nerve, and displaying just the right amount of bitterness toward the finish. The energy in this nascent wine should ensure longevity. Drinking range: 2023 - 2038 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2020)
Domaine Henri Germain
Jean-François Germain was joined in 2018 by his daughter Lucie - who is now helping to run this small (7ha) domaine.
The Chassagne vineyards came through his mother, a Pillot, and Jean-François is married to François Jobard's daughter, so they are quite intertwined with some of our other producers. The Poruzots comes from the rows next to Remi Jobard's. In terms of winemaking the Germains are always happy to let nature take its course, and in the vineyards they follow as natural a system of viticulture as possible (organic, not certified).
These are concentrated, tightly wound wines from one of Burgundy's coldest cellars. Alcoholic fermentations can take months and the malolactics are often late, so they have always gone for long élevage in old barrels, always for two winters, and the Premiers Crus usually for 22 months. Slow to develop, they show wonderful crystalline purity. New wood is used very sparingly, just to replace barrels sold when they get to ten years old.
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