I grabbed some Cuilleron on the advice of some here, and it is fantastic. CT said drinking window was 2025-2035, but this was just fantastic now.
Garrique, smoked meat, and currants on the nose, with ample acidity and tannin on the nose with great purity and power. This will definitely get better in time but is pretty tasty. Went well with lamb shank.
The Verdet was a last bottle purchase and $19 a bottle. This is just fantastic for the price. Condemennes is a lieu dit that’s directly next to Charmes, and has many of the same qualities. I think Verdet is a little maligned by some as being overly modern, and this is the tiniest bit glossy, but in my opinion it’s not overburdened by new oak. Lovely aromatics, with a hint of cherries and florals as well as a rich, opulent palate that is surprising for the 2013 vintage. Just fantastic.