2012 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

Domaines Leflaive, Burgundy & Chablis Wine Region, France

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 x 75cl £1,198.08

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With each year, the team are fine-tuning their reds, finding more finesse and style and this was a fabulous showing. All of the precision of the Domaine is here, with the seductive, elegant side of Charmes on full display. However, just as you feel yourself being lulled along gently, you remember this is a 2012 and a strong, confident character comes forward, lead by savoury, spicy notes and notable energy. A gentle waft of new leather on the finish adds further style. This is premier tier Charmes. Drink from 2018.

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