Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Faiveley's 2014 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a ravishing, pure and sensual bouquet with red cherries and crushed strawberry fruit laced with minerals. It needs another two or three years to fully assimilate. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine tannin, very focused and tensile with shimmering, effervescent red fruit fanning out on the finish. Stunning—but it is unquestionably built for the long-term. Drink 2020-2050.
Bright mid red/purple. Some concentration of fruit, yet quite discreet. Intensity rather than detail. Fractionally under ripe which does not displease me. Shows more at the back where the finish is a bit rigid. But this does kick on. Perhaps just too reticent in its youth.