(40% vendange entier): Palish bright medium red. Inviting soil-driven scents of redcurrant, dried flowers, mocha and earth, plus a whiff of smoked meat. Then almost surprisingly tight in the mouth, but showing excellent energy to its youthfully inexpressive red berry and floral flavors. This savory, rather strict version of Charmes will need patience. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins.
Score: 91+ points -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Dec 2016