(2012 Vintage) The 2012 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru, which like the Chapelle-Chambertin is domaine-owned, has a more voluminous, multi-faceted bouquet with engaging incense and mineral notes infusing the beautifully defined black fruits. The palate is very well balanced on the entry with more tension and nervosite than the Chambertin, building effortlessly towards a quite regal, sophisticated finish whose mineralite lingers long in the mouth. Outstanding.
International Wine CellarRating: 93(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 101, March/April 2002. ($140) Bright red-ruby. Minerally aromas of red cherry, red berries and dried flowers. Offers great subtlety and grip in the mouth; notes of blackberry, boysenberry and sous-bois Superb intensity of flavor without any excess weight. Has real penetration and cut. Finishes firmly tannic, with outstanding subtle persistence. This really put on structure during its last months in barrel.