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Home >> Burgundy - Red >> 1996 Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin Tres Vieilles Vignes
1996 Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin Tres Vieilles Vignes
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Size=750 ml, RP[92-95], ST[93], ST[93]

"Good full red. Less fruity on the nose than the 1998 version, conveying strong oaky torrefaction notes of cocoa powder, mocha and coffee; black cherry and dark berry nuances emerge with air. Boasts noteworthy energy and saline minerality in the mouth but not really pliant, in the style of so many wines from this vintage, with its sugar/acid balance a tad disjointed. One feels the year's malic side in the middle palate but the finish, though slightly tart, with a note of crushed acidulated strawberry, displays a bit more give without sacrificing lift. This is still remarkably fresh and in no danger of fading anytime soon but I'm not sure it will have much more to say in the future. All in all, though, very successful for this uncompromising vintage." - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Feb 2019)