2012 Chambolle-Musigny, Les Charmes, 1er Cru, Patrice et Michèle Rion

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Made from vines plated in 1945, this is a full, deep red, with very plump fruit on the nose and plenty of style. Charmes lives up to its name, with lovely density through the middle and excellent depth; it reminds Patrice of his 2005. Excellent. Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director Picking began on 24th September through to 5th October, producing a tiny yield in Premeaux after heavy rain during flowering. However, Chambolle survived in places and did go through malolactic fermentation with ease, leaving Nuits-St Georges to be much later. Despite healthy fruit, the crop has been reduced se