Robert Parker 94
From bottle, the 2017 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru wafts from the glass with pretty aromas of cassis, cherries, black tea, rose petals and spices. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, supple and satiny, with a textural attack, a fleshy, succulent core of fruit and a pure and expansive finish. Open-knit and charming, the wine’s powdery, melting tannins are largely concealed. This is a generous, head-turning Clos de Beze that delivers immense pleasure, albeit comparatively little in the way of profundity.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2045
Fairly straightforward after their Domaine Chambertin, with all the flavour perhaps still under lock and key. Plenty of concentration on the palate with a thick, fibrous texture on the finish. A long-term prospect (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2042
The 2017 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a rich, generous bouquet of copious red cherry and wild strawberry fruit tinged with Earl Grey and tobacco. The palate is well balanced with fine, supple tannin and a keen line of acidity. This is precise, not overly complex, but very well proportioned, building gradually toward the grippy yet elegant finish. Excellent.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2040