The 2010 Morey St. Denis is predominantly from Tres Girard (80%) with a dollop of fruit from Clos Solon and Les Crais Gillon. It is another beautiful village level wine from Philippe Charlopin. The Morey is more energetic and intensely mineral than some of the other wines in this lineup. Graphite, spices, violets and blackberries linger on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.
Vintage 2010 is very strong across the board Chez Charlopin. I found much to like in these beautiful, articulate wines. Like many of his colleagues who favor a bold, fruit-driven style, Charlopin benefited from a long, cold growing season that helped balance some of the overt notes that are typically present in his wines. The 2010 harvest began on September 25 and finished on October 14. All of the wines were made with 100% destemmed fruit and aged in 100% new oak barrels. Some of the wines were slightly chaptalized, which was common in 2010. Only the Bourgogne Franc de Pied was too reduced to evaluate.