Robert Parker – 93-95
“The 2016 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has much better definition and focus than the Chapelle-Chambertin at this stage: copious black and red fruit that feels more regimented and precise. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, layers of blackberry, blueberry and a touch of burnt toast leading to a structured and symmetrical finish that bodes well for bottle age. This will rank alongside the 2015 Clos de Bèze-superb.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045
Vinous – 94-97
Dark red-ruby. Knockout high-toned nose combines dark raspberry, violet, minerals and gingerbread, plus a note of cherries macerated in alcohol. Offers a rare and almost painful combination of silky fullness, fruit sweetness and salty energy, filling the mouth with perfume while conveying a magical lightness. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding floral lift and length.