Dark red-ruby. Exotic, in-your-face aromas of dark raspberry, dried rose petal, violet, licorice and minerals. Wonderfully silky on entry, then lush and sweet in the middle, offering a magical combination of fine-grained texture, sharp definition and underlying minerality. As sexy as this is today-and it’s much more expressive now than it was from barrel a year ago-its long, echoing, spreading finish and captivating palate-saturating sweetness suggest it will gain in complexity for a decade or two.
Very dense and highly spiced (more so than the Chambertin). Very heady. The first knock-out drop in this cellar! Magnificent complex seducer. So dense yet wonderful balance. Bitter cherries, very, very fine tannins, wonderful freshness! Crunchy fruit, great harmony. The business. Great lift too.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Robert Parker 96
The 2007 Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru is drinking beautifully at the moment. It has a pixilated bouquet that is utterly entrancing " red currant, bergamot, hints of pomegranate seeds and an underlying mineralite that is divine. The palate is perfectly balanced with extremely fine tannins. There is something regal and self-assured about this Clos-de-Beze, with a sense of weightlessness in the mouth that is bewitching. This both satisfies the senses and flirts with profundity. Dare I suggest this is too exquisite to cellar? Damn " I’ve just gone and done it. Drink now-2020.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020