Medium red. Flamboyantly wild aromas of minerals, coffee, game, iron and fresh blood. Sweet and intense in the middle palate but evolving slowly. Today the wine's strong tannins cut off its finishing flavors. This may simply need more time in barrel.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
The 2002 Mazis-Chambertin, which ended its malolactic fermentation in late November, reveals herb-laced blackberries, oak, and cassis in its aromatics. Fresh, concentrated, and powerful, its medium to full-bodied character boasts powerful layers of blackberries, licorice, cassis, earth, and chocolate. Its extensive, immensely impressive finish exhibits loads of exquisitely ripened tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020.