Magnum Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 - Philippe Pacalet

Côte de Nuits, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru, vintage 2012, Philippe Pacalet- Magnum

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Tasting notes for the Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 - Philippe Pacalet (Magnum)

  • EYE: The visual examination of this magnum reveals a deep and intense ruby hue, characteristic of Charmes-Chambertin grand cru. The color, rich in nuances, suggests a well-balanced maturity and a promising concentration. Purple reflections add a vibrant dimension to this visual aspect, emphasizing the elegance of the 2012 vintage.
  • NOSE: The aromatic bouquet unfolds delicately, revealing a remarkable olfactory complexity. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and violet harmoniously interlace with spicy and woody notes. These nuances reflect the unique terroir of Charmes-Chambertin, offering a balanced and sophisticated olfactory experience.
  • MOUTH: Upon tasting, the palate reveals a refined and balanced structure. The generous flavors of red fruits, ripe cherry, and undergrowth unfold with exquisite elegance. The tannins, present but smoothly integrated, impart a silky texture to this grand cru. The lively acidity brings freshness and dynamism, leading to a persistent and harmonious finish.


In short: The magnum of Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2012 by Philippe Pacalet enchants at every stage of the tasting. Its deep color, complex aromatic bouquet, and balanced palate make it an exceptional wine. For optimal aging, it is recommended to cellar for 8 to 12 years. In terms of food pairings, it elegantly complements dishes such as duck breast with cherries, coq au vin, grilled ribeye, or a selection of aged cheeses.

Other appellations from this estate: Aloxe-Corton, Chablis, Chambolle-Musigny, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Sentiers", Chassagne-Montrachet, Chénas, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Cornas, Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Échezeaux Grand Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Bel-Air", Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "La Perrière", Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaux Saint Jacques", Ladoix (Rouge et Blanc), Meursault, Meursault 1er Cru "Charmes", Meursault 1er Cru "Les Perrières", Monthélie 1er Cru "Clos Gauthey", Moulin à Vent, Nuits-Saint-Georges (Rouge et Blanc), Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Argillas", Pommard, Pommard 1er Cru "Les Arvelets", Puligny-Montrachet, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Les Murgers des Dents de Chien", Vosne-Romanée, Vosne-Romanée 1er Crus "Les Chaumes"...

Product Details

Data sheet

150 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
% vol.
13 %
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Maison Philippe Pacalet
Burghound Rating
Grand Cru
Production method
Producer: Philippe Pacalet
Philippe Pacalet

Famous Beaune winemaker


Philippe Pacalet is from a family established in the Burgundian vineyard. He began his professional activity with his uncle, Marcel Lapierre, precursor in research and defense of natural wines without sulfur. As oenologist at Domaine Prieuré in Côte d'Or, until 2001, he began to implement his non-interventionist approach, aiming for a respect for nature and winemaking methods without sulfur or industrial yeasts. He is still using those methods, since his installation in Beaune.

Philippe Pacalet rents for his activity 8 hectares on the Côte de Beaune, of carefully selected vines, and produces wines from more than 20 appellations. Manual harvesting, selecting only mature grapes, allow him to produce very fine wines of great aromatic purity and precision. The wines from this producer are also widely known for their sweetness and complexity, as well as their consistency between nose/mouth.

Check out the wines made by Philippe Pacalet.

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