Philippe Charlopin-Charmes Chambertin-Grand Cru 2017 (AM93)
Note: from a 50/50 split of Charmes and Mazoyres Producer note: Philippe Charlopin, who directs this 25 ha domaine with his son Yann, briefly, and candidly, noted that 2017 is a very good but not great vintage that produced supple yet serious wines that will be convivial young but have no trouble aging. I picked starting the 6th of September and brought in generous yields that averaged 50 hl/ha across all of my appellations. The 2017s are perfectly good wines that will provide much pleasure but let's not confuse good with great. Tasting note: Reduction. The middle weight and caressing flavors possess a slightly finer mouthfeel that is at once firm but elegant thanks to the relatively fine grain of the supporting tannins shaping the moderately firm and youthfully austere finish. This is not particularly dense but I like the balance and sense of harmony that should enable it to age well.