2018 Charles Van Canneyt Gevrey Chambertin Les Cherbaudes Premier Cru
Charles Van Canneyt is the current winemaker at the iconic Domaine Hudelot-Noellat in Chambolle-Musigny, but he also produces wine under his own label. Using his extensive contacts with the finest growers in Burgundy, Charles sources grapes from some of the top plots in the area. Charles is aiming for a similar purity and terroir focus as those wines of Hudelot-Noellat, and as such has minimal use of new oak each year.
The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cherbaudes 1er Cru has an attractive bouquet of red cherries, wild strawberry and orange zest aromas, the mineralité surfacing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet candied opening, fleshy and ripe, but it needs a little more structure toward the finish. Great nose, but the palate needs to foment a little more class.
Neal Martin - Vinous