Wine Spectator | Rating: 96A tightly knit pastiche of black cherry, kirsch, raspberry and sandalwood flavors, all corralled by the dense tannins. The fruit is ripe and centered, yet it's the structure that shapes this red, lending freshness and the promise of more.Author: Bruce Sanderson
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94Good deep red. Reticent nose offers scents of brambly wild blackberry, licorice, smoke, espresso and dark chocolate. Silky on entry, then tight, extremely primary and bound-up in the middle. Penetrating and powerful at present, and not fun to drink, but the wine's inner-palate tension and purity of flavor are impressive. Finishes with strong tannins and outstanding persistence. For all its power, there's also an element of finesse here.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: March/April 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2009 Chambertin-Clos de Beze is a big, structured wine. It, too, has retained considerable freshness. Today it comes across as intense and totally shut down. My sense is that the 2009 will require time for the pedigree of this site to come through, but I am confident that will happen over time. Readers need to be especially patient here. I was deeply impressed with Christophe Perrot-Minot's 2009s. The wines are rich and powerful in the Perrot-Minot style, yet also shine with tons of energy. New oak was 20% for the village level wines, 30% for the premier crus and 30-50% for the grand crus, topping out at 50% for the Chambertin.Author: Antonio Galloni
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 175 bottles owned
- 22 collectors