Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Domaine Damoy 2013
A highly spiced and notably more elegant nose offers up aromas of essence of black pinot fruit, dark raspberry, sandalwood, earth and a vaguely sauvage nuance. The brooding and equally serious broad-shouldered flavors are not quite as concentrated as those of the Chambertin but are even finer and display plenty of minerality on the wonderfully persistent finish. As it almost always is this is more refined than the Chambertin if less powerful and a bit less mineral driven. Note too that this will also require plenty of patience if perhaps not quite so much as the Chambertin.
|Score: 94||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (61), January 2016|
The 2013 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze is incredibly dense at this stage. Powerful yet implosive, the 2013 is a ball of tightly wound energy. Dark cherry jam, cloves, mint and hard candy are barely developed in an embryonic Bèze that appears to have a very bright future ahead of it. The aromatics continue to soar as the wine sits in the glass, hinting at what is to come. Readers will have to be patient with this decidedly authoritative, incisive Bèze.
|Score: 93/96||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2015|
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