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Quite interesting: strong beef jerky and salami notes, caramelised onions, bakery and toasted brioche aromas, tons of cedar and smoke and it's all in the nose. Quite complex but nothing you'd expect from this clos and this vintage. Palate confirms the nose: meaty, smoky, foresty. Very gentle tannin, lower than expected acidity, I would NEVER guess 2009 here — definitely has the rusty Gevrey character, but seems like an early bloomer and I'm not sure if there's any sense in keeping this for longer. Drink up — it's delicious. — a month ago
Loud and clear, oaky and stuck up. Very early to make any conclusions, but this seems to be a very very bright and promising vintage for Faiveley's Charlemagne. Bold, powerful, flying wine. Time will tell but so far I'm very happy with how it's showing. — a month ago
2015 barrel tasting. Tannins powerful enough to rip your jaw out of your face, very angry, aggressive wine, woken up too early. Fruit is suffocated by green stem tannins and taunting reduction. Dark, stormy wine. Would love to taste again in 2025. — a month ago
Holy shit, is this real?!!
2015. Tasted twice — first in September from the barrel at the Domaine and then in Los Angeles in February, still a cask sample. Huge progress, absolutely dreamy wine, superb quality, most beautiful of pallets (I've never had a chance to taste a wine so young twice in 6 months), captivating, charming and heart-breakingly gorgeous, it had me on the hook like a junkie waiting for more. And that cute handwritten "1" on the label just adds to the picture. — a month ago