Philippe Charlopin-Gevrey Chambertin-Terres Blanches 2018 (AM90)
Note: this combines several vineyards from the south side of Gevrey Producer note: Philippe Charlopin, who directs this 25 ha domaine with his son Yann, briefly, and candidly, noted that 2018 was a hot and dry vintage that still gave us very good quantities and particularly so in white. We began picking the whites on the 5th of September and then attacked the reds on the 7th. The fruit was clean and very ripe with alcohols that ranged between 13 and 14% though with lower acidities and higher pHs than normal. I used around 30% whole clusters for everything and I think that it helped to add freshness. Overall, 2018 is a very nice vintage that produced juicy and succulent wines but it's not one of the greats. Tasting note: Background hints of wood and green tea are present on the relatively high-toned red currant aromas that display nuances of the sauvage and forest floor. The texture of the generously proportioned, round and supple middle weight flavors contrasts somewhat with the dusty, sappy and almost chewy finish that is compact but not short.