Described by Allen Meadows of Burghound, this wine is quite floral and also a bit riper with aromas of spice, plum and cassis. The supple, round and seductively textured flavours are very Chaumes in character, all wrapped in a dusty, mouth coating and beautifully persistent finish. This is deeper than usual and really quite fine.
Previously Domaine Robert Arnoux, the estate was founded in 1858. Today, it is run by Charles Lachaux, representing the family's sixth generation. Despite, or perhaps because of, his youth, Charles is crystal-clear in his aspirations and objectives. The vineyard is virtually everything here, complemented in the cellar by restrained oak use and some whole cluster fermentation.