Bright ruby-red. Inky blackberry, blueberry, violet, wild herbs and game on the nose, along with a suggestion of fresh blood. An essence of Chambertin soil on the palate, with outstanding black fruit intensity complicated by game and lifted by a floral topnote. This explosive wine features a mouth-staining, slowly mounting finish, with noble tannins perfectly supported by strong extract. Demonstrative already but with great energy and grip to support extended aging. A great Chambertin in the making.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96
The 2012 Mazoyeres-Chambertin Grand Cru comes from 50-year old vines and this vintage includes 50% whole cluster fruit. The stem addition lends the aromatics more complexity and nuance, fresh blackberry and boysenberry fruit complemented by hints of marmalade and quince. The palate is medium-bodied with silk smooth tannins that are a little fuller and more rounded than the other grand crus from this domaine. It lends this Mazoyeres fine weight and persistency, the finish neat and tidy with an undercurrent of mineralite and edginess. This is one of the best from Christophe Perrot-Minot this year.