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Santenay 'Les Charmes' Domaine Olivier

Decanter Value Burgundy Tasting - Top Rated Wine 96 points!
It really is an exceptional wine. I tried it recently and found it to be delicious already, lovely sweet fruit with a roasted meat savoury character. Sure to age well too, but very approachable and great with food.

Decanter average score: 96/100pts Individual judges' scores: Jason Haynes 96 Andy Howard MW 96 Jasper Morris MW 96

It is now 10 years since Antoine and Rachel Olivier made the move from
Santenay-le-Haut to Vincent Girardin's old premises down the road in Santenay-le-Bas. This has afforded them more space in the cellar and more freedom over when to bottle. The estate has been certified organic since 2011. Les Charmes comes from the southern part of the commune, just below the premier cru Clos Rousseau, rich in marl and clay. Some whole clusters are always added to the fermentation vat.

Jason Haynes Mix of fruits, fairly savoury and clean, nice length, stylish and very well balanced.

Andy Howard MW Savoury, leafy notes on nose and palate. Some slightly sour red cherry and strawberry on the palate, crisp acidity,
good purity, some extra tannin structure. Depth and concentration.

Jasper Morris MW Medium-deep colour, with whole-bunch
fermentation notes making for a complex if as yet inaccessible nose. It all starts to come together in the glass, offering density, vivacity, purity and length. Then it grows and grows into a glorious yet perfectly balanced wine with delicacy, pure fruit and amazing persistence.

Drink 2019-2023 Alcohol 13%

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Winelist last updated: 16/12/2017 23:42:43