CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE

2020 Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

EN PRIMEUR

The 2020 Clos de Beze is a total knockout. Heavily laden with bright zippy fruit - sweet cranberries and pert raspberries lead the charge - there is great acidity and endless energy too. The rich weight of fruit remains spritely and so lifted, despite its intensity. This motors across the palate flicking switches of joy along the way and goes on and on. Clean lines and confident push make you want to go back for more. A wine with a long, bright future. Brilliant.L&S (Nov 2021)

In Bond

75cl bottles (wood case of 3)

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Woo wee! There are lots of spicy top notes, even barbecue spices, and aged meats on this nose. Sweet and crunchy red fruits press into the palate along with smoky oak, forest floor and pencil lead. The fine tannins sit primly on the palate while the reverberating acidity supports the medium body. This is immediately enticing but deserves time in bottle. Drinking range: 2025 - 2045 Rating: 97 Christy Canterbury MW - TimAtkin.com (Feb 2022)

The 2020 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is brilliant, unwinding in the glass with aromas of wild berries and cherries mingled with dark chocolate, sweet spices, peonies and grilled squab. Full-bodied, layered and velvety, it's concentrated and multidimensional, with a dramatically textural, perfumed palate and a long, saline finish. Rating: 95-97 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)

(from a 1.29 ha parcel). Noticeable wood is present on the super-spicy and floral nose of layered red and blue pinot fruit aromas. The mouthfeel of the large-scaled flavors is positively gorgeous with excellent richness, indeed opulence, that contrasts with the youthfully austere, complex and hugely long finish where a touch of warmth slowly emerges. This is also seriously impressive. Drinking range: 2037 - Rating: 93-96 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2022)

The 2020 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru has a very delineated, quite floral bouquet with rose petal infusing the mixture of red and black fruit. There is a touch of sous-bois that become accentuated with time. The palate is fleshy and almost confit-like on the entry, but the acidity keeps this on an even keel. Plush, luxuriant...almost sexy (I dislike the word apropos Burgundy) but there is something very sensual about this wine. Very long in terms of length. Superb. Drinking range: 2027 - 2055 Rating: 95-97 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Nov 2021)

The Faiveley family are the largest vineyard owners in Burgundy, owning around 120ha, spread across the Côtes de Nuits, Beaune and Chalonnaise and encompassing everything from generic Bourgogne up to the grandest of Grand Crus. Their holdings supply the grapes for 5 out of every 6 bottles made by Faiveley, the balance being bought in from carefully selected contract growers.

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