Wine-tasting notes from Burgundy connoisseurs in search of quality.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2009, Bruno Clair
Domaine Bruno Clair owns almost one hectare of this legendary grand cru vineyard and they have the wine-making skills to match the splendid terroir. Produced from a mixture of vines planted in 1912 and 1973 this Clos de Bèze has fantastic power elucidated through concentrated, crunchy black berry and cassis fruit, perfectly ripe without a hint of over-ripeness. Very, very long. Finishes with a meaty, beefy nose. Real depth. Requires 10 years to offer everything which I believe will be demonstrably more than the highly-regarded Clos Saint Jacques 2009. Photo shows a door into a walled clos in Gevrey.