Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008, Armand Rousseau
This Charmes offers a very pleasurable experience even when tasted from the barrel. Aromas of red and purple flowers, perfumed rather than fruit-driven. On the palate this Charmes is powerful, wrapped with oak spices, long, not much extraction and made in the legendary traditional Armand Rousseau style. The fruit and quality is certainly present but not immediately leaping out of the glass.