95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Laurent Lignier's Charmes comes from a tiny 0.1ha parcel in Mazoyères, close to the Aux Combottes premier cru. It's an intensely perfumed, come-hither Pinot that's floral, silky and svelte, with 20% whole-bunch spice and 30% new wood adding further complexity. 2024-2029. (Nov 2018)"
93-95 points Jasper Morris, MW: "In fact the source is Mazoyères-Chambertin. Two barrels made. Quite a perfumed bouquet which actually seems more Charmes in style than Mazoyères, plump juicy and delicious with lively red fruit and cream, with just a bit of spice as well. The finish shows a stony Mazoyères quality. (Mar 2019)"
92-94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru includes 20% whole bunches, matured in one-third new oak. It has a gorgeous bouquet of cranberry and raspberry fruit with veins of cassis; later, brown spices emerge. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, good depth and fine grip, perhaps just missing a little precision toward the finish but still very fine. Drink: 2023-2038. (Jan 2019)"
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