Bright ruby dress. Nose cherry, crunchy red fruits, pepper, herbal points tending towards evolution fade to mineral accents. Concentration carried by a aging that expresses with balance on 2018, still full of freshness. It pinots perfectly. Racy, gouleyant. Perfect price/pleasure ratio!
Robe rubis vive. Nez cerises fruits rouges croquants, poivre, pointés végétales tendant vers l’évolution. De la concentration portée par un élevage qui s’exprime avec équilibre sur ce 2018, encore plein de fraîcheur . Ça pinote parfaitement. Morgon racé, gouleyant. Rapport prix/plaisir impec! — 6 days ago
Obviously one of my favourite styles. Between lightness and aromatic intensity in an all-aerial expression typical of evolved gamay. We call this the Beaujolais-bourguignon. JP Brun is definitely a very affordable winemaking master.
Évidemment l’un de mes styles préféré. Entre légèreté et intensité aromatique dans une expression toute aérienne typique des gamay évolué. On appelle ça les Beaujolais-bourguignon. JP Brun est décidément un maître de vinification à prix très abordable. — 12 days ago
Very enjoyable. Nose has vibrant, sappy dark cherry juice, a bit of sweet spice, and warm, crushed-rock infused minerality and a little teeny bit of cow pasture. Savory, with nice flavor concentration in the mouth, nice minerality and zingy acids at the tail end of the finish. Whispy tannins. So drinkable now, but will be better in 2-4. — 2 days ago
Generally consistent with my last notes, but drinking this side by side with the Cote du Py does bring to attention the differences in structure. At this stage, the Les Charmes has a slight edge over the Cote du Py for me due to it’s lacier texture and distinct mineral streak. The Cote du Py looks brutish even against this wine. A fascinating study of Beaujolais terrior. — 2 days ago
bought on release, given away compared to current pricing, opened tonight. Gorgeous wine from the get go with room to run, super nose of iron, a bit of meat, licorice, dark fruit, all echoed on the palate, dark fruit and plum, hints of smoke, just gorgeous. Silky palate. Wife rarely has more than a glass or so, but tonight kept pace with me the entire bottle, emptied too quickly. 91 reds are a forgotten vintage, far better than considered when released in the shadow of 90. — 3 days ago
Pop and pour. One btl remaining. This tasted over the hill at first: no nose, tired palate. I didn't pour it down the drain and my father-in-law insisted on tasting it. He said: it isn't flawed, which is true, but it also seemed well past prime at the time.
Nevertheless, after 3 hrs: nose of soft plum, gamebird and cocoa, and the softest touch of VA. On the palate, slightly less compelling, hi-toned black and red fruit with some green notes and a tangy, bright finish. Conclusion: seems solid to good with a fair amount of air! — 5 hours ago
Bright Ruby color with aromas of fresh red fruits and hints of floral spice. On the palate flavors of cherry, raspberry and currants with notes of pepper spice, good acidity and balance. Medium finish, soft tannins, ending with a juicy fruit and floral character. Nice value, easy drinking. Drink now no aging benefit. — a day ago
I had to think hard to figure out if I liked this wine. Some might argue that this alone might be justification for disapproval, as questions of doubt signifies a level of indigestibility in the wine. Ultimately, I felt the nose was too delightful to warrant a score lower than 9, which was all dark cherries and strong spices, followed by smoky incense and floral nuances. A little awkward and closed for me on the palate. The vintage's ripeness was certainly on full display, and velvety texture was quite enjoyable, but it offered no more than that even the day after. It sure provided some food for though, but I wouldn't be touching another bottle until 5 years down the line. — 8 days ago
Love this site. So finesse driven. An essence of Volnay type of site. Big, ripe and sappy red and black cherries that are so forward and so vivid. Stunning depth and freshness. Gorgeous earth and minerals. So nimble and pure. Red licorice. Love the controlled ripeness. Yes it’s ripe but yes it’s within the realm of being reasonably ripe and attractive. Palate is joyous. Nimble and elegant and shockingly pure and so ethereal. Sappy and sweet and so silky. Volnay defined. Lithe and elegant tannins and I swear this is the silkiest 2020 I’ve had yet. The purity of this is off the charts. I’m gobsmacked how great this is. I know this will go higher with air. Weightless wine with wonderful intensity. What a duo the 19 and 20. Now the nose has pumpkin spice and other spices. Spicecake vibe for sure. — 11 days ago