2012, Gerard Raphet, Chambertin Clos De Beze

Chambertin Clos de Beze, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 92

Drinking Dates: 2024+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Jan-2015

(from a .205 ha parcel of 60+ year old vines that was acquired in 1991 from the famed Marion estate). Reduction dominates the underlying fruit today. Otherwise there is a genuinely lovely sense of energy to the beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors that are at once succulent and sleek, all wrapped in a beautifully persistent and markedly firm but not really austere finish. This classy effort will need at least 6 to 8 years of bottle age first. (91-94)/2027+