Vinous | Rating: 98Good full red, not darker than the "regular" Clos de Bèze. Suave and floral on the nose, showing pungent black pepper lift to its raspberry and mineral aromas. More luscious than the first Clos de Bèze but light on its feet, showing a wonderfully chiseled, penetrating quality and outstanding inner-mouth perfume. This struck me as more like a 2013, or a 2010. Not yet demonstrative in the middle but shows Musigny-like finesse. And the rising finish goes on and on. This incredible wine should evolve in bottle for decades.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: Jan 2016
Burghound | Rating: 97Here the nose is similar to that of the regular cuvée save for the fact that the fruit is slightly riper and denser. In the same vein as the nose the big-bodied flavors are denser and more powerful as the dry extract really imparts a textured palate impression on the sappy and velvety finale. This isn't quite as vibrant as the regular cuvée but there is even more underlying material and ultimately I suspect that this will make the better wine though it will require 20+ years to know for sure.Drink Dates: 2034+Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 61
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
- 33 bottles owned
- 3 collectors