Esquin Imports, San Francisco CA.
Ruby. From a rocky, thinly-soiled spot in the “true” Charmes but this does not translate as a wine with lots of nooks and crannies. It’s a sleek, polished and long-lined performance, a lovely meld of cassia, choke cherry, beef marrow and cocoa powder flavors. There is a similarly delightful counterpoint between creaminess of texture and an abundance of bright fruit acids. Dark mineral, toasted spice and pungent herbs add invigorating complexity. From the top of the vineyard, just below Rousseau’s Chambertin. Now – 2025+.