The 2019 Chambertin Grand Cru has some reduction on the nose that is currently masking what feels like concentrated black fruit. There s a lot of extraction here, and this is an extravagant Chambertin in the making. The palate is medium-bodied with plush tannins a fleshier style of Chambertin with sour cherry and black pepper. There is some stem addition here, but it is not as well-integrated, though there is lovely sense of "flow" on the finish. Jury is out on this for now. Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2047
Robert Parker 96-98
The 2019 Chambertin Grand Cru is very promising, unwinding in the glass with aromas of exotic spices, grilled meats, cherries, cassis, dark chocolate, licorice and loamy soil. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it was the most introverted, tightly wound wine in the cellar on the day of my visit. Broad-shouldered and elegantly muscular, it’s bright and precise, concluding with a penetrating finish.
This too evidences moderate wood influence on the ripe yet cool nose that combines notes of spice and floral elements with those of dark berries and poached plum. There is excellent intensity to the full-bodied, concentrated and mineral-inflected flavors that coat the palate with sappy dry extract while delivering excellent depth and persistence on the beautifully balanced and imposingly powerful finale. This strikingly pure effort is already Zen-like in its sense of harmony and should prove to be remarkably long-lived.