2003 Raphet, Domaine Gerard Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2003 Raphet, Domaine Gerard Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2005
Fashioned from a parcel located in the heart of its grand cru (mostly from 25-year old vines though Raphet asserts that "there are still some very old ones") the 2003 Charmes-Chambertin Cuvee Unique explodes with red... Fashioned from a parcel located in the heart of its grand cru (mostly from 25-year old vines though Raphet asserts that "there are still some very old ones") the 2003 Charmes-Chambertin Cuvee Unique explodes with red fruit aromas. Sappy bursting with red cherries this is a sensual wine made for hedonists. Medium to full-bodied deep and concentrated it has serious depth of fruit loads of smile-inducing spices and an exceptionally long supple finish filled with superbly ripened tannin. Drink it over the next 11-14 years (incidentally I served the 1996 at this year's International Pinot Noir Celebration's salmon bake in Oregon and it was terrific wowing all who drank it.)
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2006
Bright saturated ruby-red. Knockout nose melds black raspberry rose petal mocha underbrush and truffle. Then surprisingly closed even taut in the mouth with densely packed flavors of blueberry black cherry game and mocha... Bright saturated ruby-red. Knockout nose melds black raspberry rose petal mocha underbrush and truffle. Then surprisingly closed even taut in the mouth with densely packed flavors of blueberry black cherry game and mocha. There's a deep sweetness to this shapely wine that augurs well for development in bottle. Tannins are quite fine.