Charmes lies at the southern end of Meursault at the border with Puligny-Montrachet. Soils are silty and stony, with a vein of iron rich earth. Charmes always befuddles and amazes me with the dichotomy of its powerful richness and tense structure. In a way this wine epitomizes Vincent’s winemaking talents. It doesn’t hide from what the grapes from this land wants it to be, which is structured and bold, but he laces in the elegance that lies within. Golden apple, with orange blossoms, stone fruit, and minerality too. Plush and long.