Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2015, Humbert Frères

The final wine in the first flight of twelve 2015 red Burgundies tasted blind to assess the overall quality of the vintage. This wine has a bright, ruby red colour. Immediate lovely forest berries on the nose. Definitely ripe, touches of vanilla, toast, mint and sweet anise. Imbibed, this is very ripe, long, broad, lovely, feminine, sumptuous and Byronic in its romance of the palate. The superior quality compared to the five other wines in this flight shone through for everyone. And it's interesting to see how soft and feminine a Gevrey grand cru this is, in the 2015 vintage. Sadly, this costs £120 per bottle from Lay & Wheeler. Scores 85-89/100 as it definitely has another 3-5 years of evolution.


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