CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE

2017 Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

EN PRIMEUR

Both upper and lower register aromas include the essence of plum, red cherry and lavender that contrasts with plenty of spice, earth and sauvage elements. The rich, powerful and gorgeously textured flavors possess excellent size and weight along with very solid concentration where the abundant amount of dry extract buffers the very firm tannic spine shaping the youthfully austere and impressively long finish where a touch of bitter cherry pit character arises. Once again, patience definitely advised. Drinking range: 2035 - Rating: 92-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2019)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 3)

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The 2017 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru has a clean, precise bouquet that is focused and direct, offering red and black fruit, crushed stone and more terroir expression than the Mazoyères. The palate is medium-bodied, the sappy red fruit on the entry laced with marmalade and dried quince, and grippy in the mouth, with a touch of spiciness, although it does not fan out on the finish as I hoped. Hopefully it will fill out with bottle age. Drinking range: 2023 - 2045 Rating: 92-94 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)

This is gorgeously succulent on the nose. It is elegant and juicy and floral on the attack. Intense and fresh in the middle - lovely depth with no over richness. Rippling bolt of satin. The finish is very persistent, delightfully floral and fresh. It has structure and grace. Rating: 19.85 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2018)

Christophe Perrot-Minot is now the fourth generation of his family producing wine on the estate after his great grandfather Amédée Merme devoted himself to the management and production of wine over 130 years ago. The estate has gone from strength to strength – always keeping the highest standards. Integrated viticulture has been practiced for many years now which has been adapted especially for the terroir. No herbicide or chemical fertilizer is used, instead, Christophe prefers to “stand back and listen to this terroir, only intervening when necessary or when the weather requires it, never systematically.” Visit Website

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