Chambertin Clos de Beze 2013 Bruno Clair
|Streek||Bourgogne, Cotes de Nuits|
The 2013 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a broody, slightly gravelly bouquet that is well defined, but you might describe it has a “broody bugger” (non-technical term). The palate is piquant on the entry with a fine line of acidity. This is very harmonious and more feminine than the nose suggests: silky in the mouth with strawberry confit on the persistent finish that leaves you grinning.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
Interestingly this is not quite as ripe as the Chapelle though it is notably spicier with its expressive nose of menthol, various red berries and earth. There is excellent intensity, punch and minerality to the large-scaled flavors that possess markedly better depth, particularly on the explosively long and beautifully well-balanced finale. This is wonderfully rich yet there is a certain reserve and a firm tannic spine that suggest that this should age effortlessly.