The 2017 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru has a beguiling, floral bouquet although, there is some reduction to contend with, that will be gone by the time of bottling. But one senses that this is more brooding. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, masculine and slightly ferrous, good density towards the finish, but this will require four or five years to really soften. Maybe the Charmes has more charm? This might be more intellectual however.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2040
Robert Parker 92
Wilder and more brooding, the 2017 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru offers up notes of wild berries, dark chocolate, peonies and rich forest floor. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, layered and supple with fine-grained, chalky tannins and persuasive energy and length.
Sweet and much more red-fruited on the nose after the Charmes-Chambertin. Power and determination on the palate but still with that richness of red fruit. Smooth and rounded but firm. Opens up in the glass and there’s a real come-hither aroma but a more stand-offish palate. Very fine texture, very long spicy aftertaste. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040