Chambertin was said to be particularly favored by Napoleon, which gave it an additional measure of grandeur among the grand crus.
Situated halfway up the slopes of the Côtes de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin is located just east of Chambertin's vines, whose great reputation it shares. The house of Drouhin severely prunes back
its vines to obtain a low yield, and the combination of Pinot Noir and limestone-clay soil is not only sound winemaking, but makes for delicious drinking as well. The wine is concentrated, with a good degree of oak and smooth tannins that are already well-incorporated
despite the wine's youth. A charming wine that fully lives up to its name!