Medium red. Reticent aromas of red fruits lifted by spicy oak and a note of rose petal. Tactile and pliant but a bit simple and inexpressive today. Offers enticing sweetness but this is closed and in need of patience. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins.
Here the nose is extremely high-toned with a mix of red raspberry and a hint of cranberry balanced off by subtle earth and spice notes that introduce rich, full and relatively generous middle weight flavors that possess better mid-palate density as well as slightly better persistence on the firm and delicious finish. This is really quite fine for Charmes, indeed unusually so.