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.

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