Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Louis Jadot 2016
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This too displays bourgeon de cassis reduction and plenty of wood influence. More positively, there is a bit more mid-palate concentration to the more refined yet still tautly muscular broad-shouldered flavors that possess slightly better complexity and equally good length on the ever-so-slightly warm finale. Note well that this superb effort is also very firmly structured and is likely to age glacially over many years.
|Score: 93/95||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (70), April 2018|
The 2016 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a glorious bouquet with ample red cherry, redcurrant jus, orange pith and blood orange scents all vying for attention (in an orderly fashion!). The palate is very harmonious with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, quite dense with graphite and tobacco interlaced on the structured and sustained finish. It is not up there with the magnificent 2015 but it will give three decades of serious drinking pleasure. Drink 2022 - 2050.
|Score: 94/96||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (234), December 2017|
The Clos de Bèze was—appropriately—one of the more reticent wines in the cellar when I tasted it in October, opening with a brooding bouquet of dark berries, grilled meat, espresso and new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and powerful, with deep core of fruit and a chewy chassis of fine-grained, savory tannins. This shows lots of promise and should be very cellarworthy. 2027-2047
|Score: 95||William Kelley, Decanter.com, January 2018|
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