Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Louis Jadot 2012
Here the nose is largely if not completely similar to that of the Chambertin but in this case there is a bit more spice to the perceptible riper nose. There is a sophisticated mouth feel to the velvety and extract rich big-bodied flavors that coat the mouth with exceptionally firm but phenolically mature tannins on the explosively long finish. This is a 'wow' wine and very much worth a special search to find.
|Score: 94/97||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (54), April 2014|
Medium red. Lovely spicy lift to the aromas of dark berries, coffee, mocha, medicinal herbs and black tea. Very tightly wound but light on its feet, with its tangy, sharply delineated dark berry and mineral flavors currently overshadowed by sexy spice and incense elements. This very young wine's inherent sweetness shines through its almost painful tannins on the very long, refined finish. Not quite as perfumed as it was last year from barrel, but then this wine is a baby today. 2027 - 2044
|Score: 94+||Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, March 2015|
The 2012 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is a great example of this site. Blue/purple fruit, smoke, licorice, menthol and violets jump from the glass. The aromas and flavors are remarkably vivid in the glass. I am particularly attracted to the combination of intensity and finesse here, something that isn't always easy to achieve in such a big, imposing wine.
|Score: 94/96||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2014|
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