Bright red-ruby. Knockout nose combines blueberry, rose petal, white pepper, candied licorice, leather, smoked meat, espresso and incense. Very sweet and spicy but with a light touch. This offers superb intensity, precision and lift, and mounts impressively toward the back. Finishes with silky tannins, exotic spices and outstanding palate-staining length. Magnien told me he eliminated the large grapes to make this wine, vinifying with a high percentage of tiny, millerande berries.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2005
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The medium to full-bodied 2003 Chambertin-Clos de Beze offers intense aromatics of spices and chocolate-covered cherries. Broad, rich, lush, and crammed with black cherries, this concentrated effort also reveals a long finish studded with firm tannin.
Author: Pierre Rovani
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95
A dazzlingly complex nose of intense floral, red cherry liqueur-like notes and strong earth and sauvage aromas slam into rich, full, unbelievably powerful and huge, indeed massive flavors that sacrifice absolutely no precision at all, all wrapped in dense tannins and an explosive finish that goes on and on. I was knocked out by the sheer persistence and I could taste this 3 hours later. As good as the Bonnes Mares is, this is at another level.