Au Pied du Mont Chauve

Le Charmois Saint Aubin 1er Cru Blanc Chardonnay

9.15 ratings
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Saint-Aubin, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Matt Trader

One of my favorite Burgundian producers. I have to say, the 2012 vintage of this was more bright and in your face with the acidity.. this year however, is MUCH more elegant and Montrachet like. Subtle touches of Oak and Malo, light raw almond and hazelnut tones on nose and pallet, with supple acidity and creamy textures. Golden apple, mandarin orange, lemon juice, crushed rock, crema, butter, raw almond, toasted hazelnut. Absolutely delicious.

One of my favorite Burgundian producers. I have to say, the 2012 vintage of this was more bright and in your face with the acidity.. this year however, is MUCH more elegant and Montrachet like. Subtle touches of Oak and Malo, light raw almond and hazelnut tones on nose and pallet, with supple acidity and creamy textures. Golden apple, mandarin orange, lemon juice, crushed rock, crema, butter, raw almond, toasted hazelnut. Absolutely delicious.

Jan 28th, 2018
Matt Trader

Au Pied Du Mont Chauve 'Le Charmois' 1st Cru Blanc. These guys are a top notch producer for sub par prices. Stellar balance and potential for ageing. A lovely perfume of lemon oil, white flower, and mineral. Acid is bright and zippy, but not out of line. The pallet is constantly grabbing your attention; fresh squeezed tangelo, honeydew, soft vanilla lacing, créme, and raw almond lingering in the finish. Some small evidence of MLF, just to soften the mouth feel, and oaked, with only used, possibly neutral barrels. As much as I loved this now, even at 5 years, it needs another few years to fully mature and let the zippiness fall in line. I can't say you'd find many Chardonnays, let alone Burgundy at $40 THIS good. Does pretty darn well with a spicy rich cream based sauce.

Au Pied Du Mont Chauve 'Le Charmois' 1st Cru Blanc. These guys are a top notch producer for sub par prices. Stellar balance and potential for ageing. A lovely perfume of lemon oil, white flower, and mineral. Acid is bright and zippy, but not out of line. The pallet is constantly grabbing your attention; fresh squeezed tangelo, honeydew, soft vanilla lacing, créme, and raw almond lingering in the finish. Some small evidence of MLF, just to soften the mouth feel, and oaked, with only used, possibly neutral barrels. As much as I loved this now, even at 5 years, it needs another few years to fully mature and let the zippiness fall in line. I can't say you'd find many Chardonnays, let alone Burgundy at $40 THIS good. Does pretty darn well with a spicy rich cream based sauce.

Mar 21st, 2017
Marta Bean

So tasty, gorgeous white burgundy

So tasty, gorgeous white burgundy

Aug 10th, 2020
Ming L
8.5

This is the second time I tasted a Chard from Le Charmois, and the impression is totally different, granted the other one was from a different producer and an older vintage of 2008. Nose of apricot, green apple, pineapple, and some minerality. Oak is almost unnoticeable though 30% new oak were used. Its tight and crisp, lacking the texture I expect.

This is the second time I tasted a Chard from Le Charmois, and the impression is totally different, granted the other one was from a different producer and an older vintage of 2008. Nose of apricot, green apple, pineapple, and some minerality. Oak is almost unnoticeable though 30% new oak were used. Its tight and crisp, lacking the texture I expect.

Dec 23rd, 2017
Steve Haro

Steve had this 2 years ago

Steve had this 2 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2019