Robert Parker – 92
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The oak comes through stronger than on Drouhin-Laroze’s Chambertin Clos de Beze 2011 compared to Bruno Clair. The fruit is broodier and only reluctantly reveals blackberry and wild raspberry scents, touches of orange blossom later. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, thickset tannins that lend this weight and muscle. Bold and forward with touches of spice and white pepper toward the finish, this is an assertive Clos de Beze that will require several years in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2040
JancisRobinson.com – 17.0
Rich and rather majestic. Chewy fine and round. Dry finish. But very solid. And long and reverberant.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030