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2015 Bouchard Chambertin Clos De Bèze Grand Cru

2015 Bouchard Chambertin Clos De Bèze Grand Cru

96 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound
2015 Bouchard Chambertin Clos De Bèze Grand Cru
96 Points Allen Meadows, Burghound

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With the warm weather and low yields of small berrries, 2015 is a special opportunity for the powerful Chambertin style. Clos de Bèze is a site unique in this famous area, so 'of-the-essence' here that it alone carries the name 'Chambertin' in front – along with Chambertin itself – while all the surrounding Ground Crus must append it as a suffix. The vineyard aspect is south-east, allowing full ripeness with bright acidity, and the arid soil of pebbly limestone and clay is rich in the iron that gives Chambertin its impressive body, structure and presence on the palate. With huge complexity, depth and structure encapsulated within the dignified restrained of a truly great Grand Cru, the 2015 Clos de Bèze is a supreme wine and vintage for medium to long term cellaring.

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$395.00 in mixed 6+ or $435.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Noir

Its Origins

Today the Burgundian wine domaine of Bouchard Pere et Fils can trace its origins back to 1731, though it is no longer family owned. In 1995 the Champagne house Joseph Henriot acquired the company and quality has risen as a consequence. Bouchard is led by Stéphane Follin Arbelet, while the wines are made by Philippe Prost - who has been with the company since 1978. An impressive gravity-flow winery on the Route de Savigny, the Cuvérie St Vincent, was completed in 2005 and enables them to process all their wines with optimum efficiency. Bouchard’s total holdings comprise 130 hectares, including 12ha of grand crus and 74ha of premier crus, which makes them the largest vineyard owners in the Côte d’Or.

What The Critics Say

93-96/100 Burghound, Allen Meadows

"More subtle though still prominent oak can be found on the much more reserved red currant and dark berry-suffused nose that displays an astonishing array of spice, exotic tea and soft earth aromas. There is better energy as well as more evident minerality on the sleek and sophisticated flavors that deliver superb length and depth on the balanced finale. This is a powerful but classy effort that, very much like the Le Corton, is going to need a long stay in a cool cellar to fully resolve the supporting structure." Drink 2035+

93-95/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer

"(40% vendange entier): More energetic and terroir-driven on the nose than the Chapelle-Chambertin, offering scents of black cherry, licorice, minerals and medicinal spices. Wonderfully silky and seamless but also quite firm, with its currant, licorice and salty mineral flavors lifted by a peppery element that is no doubt at least partly from the stems. The tactile, powerful, slowly mounting finish displays extremely refined tannins and saturates the taste buds. Left behind a captivating perfume of dried flowers in the empty glass."

93-95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Neal Martin

"The 2015 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru comes from purchased fruit, always from the same owner and parcel. It has a pleasant bouquet: cranberry, sous-bois and dried orange peel emerging with time, though I would like to see more tension come through once this is in bottle. The palate is well balanced with supple tannin, finely judged acidity and nicely integrated new oak. This actually seems to meliorate in the mouth and I particularly like the harmony on the finish. It should turn into a sophisticated red Burgundy, albeit affording it 4-6 years in bottle. Good work here." Drink 2020 - 2045

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Burgundy

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2045

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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