|Burgundy||2006||Charmes Chambertin TVV, Domaine Joseph Roty and Domaine Philippe Roty||BT||2||0||2,950.00||12||24||327.77777733333||93.00||93.00||Charmes Chambertin TVV, Roty||0.75|
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Here the nose is actually quite similar to that of the Griotte with generous wood and elegant if perhaps slightly earthier red berry and cherry fruit aromas melding with textured, powerful and mouth coating flavors brimming with dry extract and finishing with huge length, real drive and impeccable balance. This should age gracefully for years to come and will need at least a decade to arrive at its majority.
Like the Griotte, this has a masculine nose, sultry, a little aloof at this nascent stage, but developing some attractive black fruits and wild hedgerow aromas with time in the glass, a hint of blackcurrant wine gums in the background. The palate is full-bodied, supple and very ripe tannins, layers of black fruits and well integrated new oak (the 80% rather than 100% which I think makes a tangible difference). Very svelte and sensuous towards the finish. Great length and persistency. This really is a lovely Charmes-Chambertin. Drink 2011-2025+ Tasted January 2009.
From vines in two parcels of the original Charmes said to be nearly 130 years old, the Roty 2006 Charmes-Chambertin Tres Vieilles Vignes offers bright, intensely penetrating ripe cherry shadowed in the nose by high-toned maraschino, almond extract, and Chartreuse-like floral and herbal distillate. Implosively concentrated, liqueur-like in fruit, and with formidable tannins, it finishes expansively and with a greater sense of textural polish than was evident in its initial assault on the palate. This needs time even to give one a clear idea of its personality, but almost certainly it is going to be a formidable and generous one. I would plan on re-visiting this in 3-4 years - were I, that is, lucky and wealthy enough to have some in my cellar. And try not to look back at the 2005 in comparison, as that sets an almost impossible standard even for these ancient vines and Roty's talent!