Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Domaine Bruno Clair 2014

RegionBurgundy
SubregionGevrey-Chambertin
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

**Note: two-thirds of the .98 ha parcel of vines was planted in 1912 and the remainder in 1973**
An overtly spicy and floral nose combines notes of various red berries with those of earth and soft wood. In contrast to the laser beam definition of a number of the prior wines here the palate feel is lush and round though there is still reasonably good detail on the powerful and intense finish where a touch of austerity serves to buffer the natural sweetness. Note that this is quite firmly structured and once again I would strongly advise against buying this unless you have the patience to store it for at least a decade.

Score: 95Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (65), January 2017

Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a very perfumed bouquet with incense and rose petal scents filtering through the black plum and cranberry fruit. The oak here is well integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, touches of black olive and Japanese seaweed, leading to a structured finish with good weight, albeit one that needs time. This is a classy close-up de Bèze from Bruno Clair. Drink 2020-2045.

Score: 93Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (233), October 2017

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