Robert Parker 93
A deep blackberry and raspberry leaf nose with very good clarity and delineation. Perhaps a little stemmy? The palate has very fine balance with ripe cherry and raspberry with a touch of undergrowth and burnt wood. Quite complex and perhaps introverted at this stage, but it is very harmonious with good persistency. There are other Chambertin’s costing a lot more that offer nothing extra. Tasted January 2007. Drink
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015
CS Not desperately intense crimson but really intense nose! Autumn berries, nuts, a hint of bracken – lots there! Very mouthfilling and full of pleasure. There will be more classic renditions but what’s not to like here? Tannins very fine and well couterbalanced by all that fruit. Quite exotic. Relatively evolved. Not for the very, very long-term.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028
Good deep red. Wild red fruits, musky game, roast coffee, black licorice and a peppery nuance on the highly complex, soil-inflected nose. Dense, fresh and concentrated; sappy and juicy for all its power. There’s a captivating chewiness to the spicy red fruit and mineral flavors. Very slow to unfold on the back end, finishing with substantial dusty tannins and lovely lingering perfume. The family’s holding is in the middle of Chambertin, stretching from the bottom to the top of this grand cru. As this is Chambertin and not Clos de Beze, the style is more massive and profound, notes David. My score may turn out to be conservative.