Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mazoyeres-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008, Taupenot-Merme


The Bourgoblog team tasted at the domaine in July 2014 and we enjoyed the wines although they seemed more on the glossy side with a heavy house style and not so much defined by terroir. But it was warm and it had been a long day of tastings... This grand cru from Gevrey has a dark cherry colour with some age on the rim. A heavy blackberry nose, rye bread, aniseed balls, vanilla and a touch of seaweed. Lovely (glossy) texture followed up by crunchy fruit. Cloves, possibly a hint of cardamom. Good length, harmonious structure, dried orange peel on the finish, spicy finish. No more than 2 years of evolution left which is surprising for a 2008. Scores 24/30 for a Gevrey grand cru. Definitely good and enjoyable but lacks some substance and complexity. 

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