Arnaud Mortet 2016 Charmes Chambertin

Arnaud Mortet 2016 Charmes Chambertin

Region: Burgundy, France

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir



In the illustrious realm of Burgundian Pinot Noir, the 2016 Charmes Chambertin by Arnaud Mortet stands as a beacon of finesse and purity. Its appearance, a bright dark red, emanates a captivating allure, though not overly saturated. Upon the first encounter, the nose is greeted by an aromatic symphony, where notes of raspberry, crushed stone, and rose petal intertwine to form the true essence of this esteemed vineyard. On the palate, a sensation of juiciness and finesse prevails, accompanied by fine-grained textures that effortlessly marry density with an ethereal weightlessness rarely found beyond the borders of Burgundy. Delicate flavors of rose petal and red licorice dance on the palate, each contributing to the wine's impeccable precision and definition. This Charmes Chambertin exudes class and femininity, its youthful energy held in check by a firm structure and remarkable finishing grip. As the journey concludes, suave tannins and lingering length leave an indelible impression, a testament to the wine's undeniable pedigree and elegance.

Antonio Galloni - 95 Points

"(from 50-year-old vines on rocky calcaire on the opposite side from Mortet's Mazoyères source, near Griottes-Chambertin; made with 30% whole clusters and aging in 70% new oak; the yield was 35 hectoliters per hectare): Bright dark red, if not especially saturated. Pungent, very pure aromas of raspberry, crushed stone and rose petal: a real essence of le vrai Charmes. Juicy, fine-grained and penetrating, combining excellent density with an impression of weightlessness in a way that very few Pinot Noirs made outside Burgundy can accomplish. Brisk rose petal and red licorice flavors contribute to the impression of sharp definition. A very classy, feminine, youthfully imploded style of Charmes with terrific finishing cut and grip. Finishes with very suave tannins and sneaky rising length. Showing brilliantly today."