Robert Parker 94
The medium to dark ruby-colored 1999 Chambertin Clos de Beze has a beguiling perfume of red cherry and violet. It is medium to full-bodied, elegant, and unctuously textured. This juicy, sweet red cherry, currant, and raspberry-flavored wine has impeccably ripened tannins detectable in its exceptionally long and delineated finish. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2012. Importer: Frederick Wildman & Sons, New York, NY; tel. (212) 355-0700.
Anticipated maturity: 2004-2012
Full ruby-red. Extraordinarily perfumed, profound nose combines tangy black raspberry, rose petal, coffee and game; essence of Cote de Nuits pinot noir. Lush, sweet and seamless; wonderfully silky and aromatic in the mouth. Truly palate-staining wine, with compelling sweetness and smooth, thoroughly buffered tannins.
Deep crimson. Heady nose. Really quite intense and sweet – more impressive than most Rousseau 1999s but this does not seem to have been a great vintage for Rousseau. Very drying on the finish though. Not a charmer.
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015