JancisRobinson.com – 18.5+
Eric Rousseau’s daughter Cyrielle always shows this after Chambertin. Cask sample. Wild on the nose. Racy and athletic. There is no doubt this is a grand cru! Muscular. This wine is a gymnast. But with some polish. Real excitement. Lots of tannin after pure fruit. Long.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050
Robert Parker – 96
Deeper-pitched and more carnal than the Chambertin, Rousseau’s 2019 Chambertin-Clos de Beze Grand Cru mingles aromas of cherries, cassis and raspberries with hints of Asian spices, incense, smoked tea, rich soil tones and grilled duck. Full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, it’s bright and lively, with a fleshy core of concentrated fruit, succulent acids and powdery structuring tannins. Long and perfumed, this is a sensual Clos de Beze in the making.