Domaine Philippe Charlopin Bourgogne Rouge 2012
A touch of char frames pretty, bright and fresh aromas and delicious, round, supple flavors that display almost no rusticity. A fine effort that should benefit from a year or two in bottle.
Philippe Charlopin comes from humble beginnings; the son of a vigneron who rented, not owned, his vines and started out himself as a vigneron ouvrier in 1977. Philippe then purchased his first vines in Gevrey in 1978. This was followed by his purchase of a tiny parcel of Clos St. Denis in 1983. In those early days Philippe was a student (“listener”) and friend of Henry Jayer, which has shaped his winemaking philosophy. Then he kept purchasing vineyards over his whole career.