Robert Parker 94.0
From bottle, the 2017 Chambertin Clos de BÃ¨ze 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 BÃ¨ze 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