Tasting Notes

Wine of the tasting. A lovely nose of raspberry, cherry and redcurrants - beguiling purity and delineation. It actually smells of Pinot Noir (hoorah). The palate has superb balance with supple tannins. Red berried fruits, very elegant with a hint of mocha on the finish. Cohesive and harmonious - if only all the 2003's could be like this. Tasted March 2006. Neal Martin Burghound - Dont Miss! Somewhat curiously given the natural coolness of Chambertin, this seems noticeably riper than the '03 Clos de Bèze (see herein) with notes of mocha, spice, earth and markedly ripe black currant aromas. There is excellent size, weight, concentration and power to the big-bodied and extract-rich flavors that coat the mouth before culminating in a lightly mineral-inflected, velvety and as the nose suggests, mocha-tinged finish. This is more 2003 in basic character than the Bèze though as is usually the case, it's more structured as well though with 45 minutes in a decanter, this too could be drunk now with pleasure. That said, I would be inclined to give this at least 6 to 10 more years first though please be aware that this will be capable of holding for decades. 93pts Drink 2020-2035 Tasted April 2017. Allen Meadows - Burghound