Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze 2014

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Burghound 95 - An overtly spicy and floral nose combines notes of various red berries with those of earth and soft wood. In contrast to the laser beam definition of a number of the prior wines here the palate feel is lush and round though there is still reasonably good detail on the powerful and intense finish where a touch of austerity serves to buffer the natural sweetness. Note that this is quite firmly structured and once again I would strongly advise against buying this unless you have the patience to store it for at least a decade.

Wine Advocate 94 - Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a very perfumed bouquet with incense and rose petal scents filtering through the black plum and cranberry fruit. The oak here is well integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, touches of black olive and Japanese seaweed, leading to a structured finish with good weight, albeit one that needs time. This is a classy close-up de Bèze from Bruno Clair. Drink 2020-2045.

International Wine Cellar 93 - Palish medium red. Less high-pitched and more soil-driven on the nose than the Clos Saint-Jacques. Silky on entry, then rich, deep and plush in the middle, boasting an utterly seamless texture. Distinctly lower-toned and earthier than the Clos Saint-Jacques but without that wine's floral lift. These two cuvées could hardly be more different.

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