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2012 Perrot-Minot (Domaine) - Chambertin Clos de Beze Vieilles Vignes

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
abv 13.0%
  • 92 WA
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 98206-2012
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    Bright, dark ruby. Profound, utterly primary scents of crushed blackberry and licorice are a bit youthfully unforthcoming. Then wonderfully sweet and dense in the mouth, with far more complexity than the closed nose would suggest: black fruits, cherry, raspberry, licorice, meat, minerals, spices and underbrush, all lifted by an exhilarating note of orange zest. Wonderfully rich wine without any impression of undue weight. The rising, finely tannic finish hints at an almost chocolatey ripeness. Splendid potential.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2012 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru comes from 50-year old vines that belong to Pierre Damoy, located just to the left of the cabotte bearing his name (they have derived from this parcel every year since 2003.) It has a dense bouquet of macerated dark cherries, boysenberry jam and blueberry that is well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with good backbone on the entry. This is very focused, very precise with fine balance, though it just needs a touch of more grip and nuance on the finish that is cut from a similar cloth to the other grand crus.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • 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, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 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

    • 31 bottles owned
    • 7 collectors