Gérard Raphet

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.265 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

No. 5 of 9 in the Gevrey Chambertin Grand Cru bracket. Tasted blind. Showing that Gevrey Chambertin earth and muscle (even though ended up being a Charmes which gets a little less sun than Le Chambertin to its north). My notes: Cherry, Liquorice, Tar; palate staining intensity - sweet, picked later in the season? Quantity produced down as Gevrey C hit hard by the frosts. Liked this a lot.

No. 5 of 9 in the Gevrey Chambertin Grand Cru bracket. Tasted blind. Showing that Gevrey Chambertin earth and muscle (even though ended up being a Charmes which gets a little less sun than Le Chambertin to its north). My notes: Cherry, Liquorice, Tar; palate staining intensity - sweet, picked later in the season? Quantity produced down as Gevrey C hit hard by the frosts. Liked this a lot.

Jan 25th, 2020
Ron Siegel

This wine is amazing and a real find for its $$$
This was highly recommended from my JJ Buckley rep. Lots of red fruits , mineral and spice with good structure and balance, reaching its peak drinking window and will drink well for many years. This has everything you look for in Burgundy for half of the price($76) Highly recommended!

This wine is amazing and a real find for its $$$
This was highly recommended from my JJ Buckley rep. Lots of red fruits , mineral and spice with good structure and balance, reaching its peak drinking window and will drink well for many years. This has everything you look for in Burgundy for half of the price($76) Highly recommended!

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2015
Greg Gregory

Surprise of the night. Lovely.

Surprise of the night. Lovely.

Aug 19th, 2016
Edward Zimmerman

Raphet 09 charmes very good but eclipsed by Raphet 2010 beze.

Raphet 09 charmes very good but eclipsed by Raphet 2010 beze.

Feb 2nd, 2014
Phil Stice

Earth, sous bois, red fruits.

Earth, sous bois, red fruits.

Dec 22nd, 2017
Ron Siegel

Amazing 07 thats nose is Leroy like showing lots of dark cherry, berry with soaring sweet Asian & Vosne spices, sous bois, earth, orange peel & violets round out some of the notes.

Amazing 07 thats nose is Leroy like showing lots of dark cherry, berry with soaring sweet Asian & Vosne spices, sous bois, earth, orange peel & violets round out some of the notes.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Ron Siegel

Another beautiful 07 that has been drinking well since its release showing lots of dark cherry, earth, orange peel, mineral, forest floor, Asian spice & violets

Another beautiful 07 that has been drinking well since its release showing lots of dark cherry, earth, orange peel, mineral, forest floor, Asian spice & violets

Aug 13th, 2020
Ron Siegel

Beautiful drinking 07 with rich, sappy dark cherry, sweet spices, mineral & violet. This is a wine that I purchased multiple cases of after trying. So good now but has the structure & balance to age many more years.

Beautiful drinking 07 with rich, sappy dark cherry, sweet spices, mineral & violet. This is a wine that I purchased multiple cases of after trying. So good now but has the structure & balance to age many more years.

May 18th, 2020
Sean Grullon

Exhibits a lot of subtlety and finesse for the region, with savory notes dominating the nose and palate. There’s a lot going on under the surface with cherries taking a back seat to wild earthy notes, rose petal, spice, and a very chalky minerality. It doesn’t have the power of other Chambertin great wines, but it’s incredibly complex and elegant.

Exhibits a lot of subtlety and finesse for the region, with savory notes dominating the nose and palate. There’s a lot going on under the surface with cherries taking a back seat to wild earthy notes, rose petal, spice, and a very chalky minerality. It doesn’t have the power of other Chambertin great wines, but it’s incredibly complex and elegant.

Mar 28th, 2020
Ron Siegel

Lovely drinking Burg that seems to be fully mature with notes of black cherry, raspberry, iron, Asian spices, blood orange, crushed rock & rose petal.

Lovely drinking Burg that seems to be fully mature with notes of black cherry, raspberry, iron, Asian spices, blood orange, crushed rock & rose petal.

Jul 2nd, 2019