100% new oak. Great intensity. No problem of too much oak. Great energy and delight. So juicy and appetising yet with great concentration and fine tannins. Magnificent.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038
The 2011 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru just has its nose in front when compared directly against the 2011 Chambertin. The oak influence that was conspicuous in its youth is not fully assimilated and there is real brightness, a little more precision on the nose. Red cherries, cassis, hints of dark chocolate combine beautifully here. There is a touch of spiciness on the palate, armed with clove and light tobacco secondary notes that lend another dimension on the complex and persistent finish. Superb. Tasted at Bistro de l’Hôtel in Beaune.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2037