2011 Domaine Louis Jadot Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru (Previously $250)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium red. Extravagantly complex nose combines raspberry, wild rose, crushed rock, clove, mocha and wild herbs. Wonderfully subtle, spherical and nuanced, communicating an almost 3-D texture to the flavors of red berries, spices, licorice, herbs and flowers. The wine's firm spine of tannins is utterly covered by lush, fleshy fruit today. The thick, slowly rising finish washes over the palate like a wave.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Don't Miss! There is also enough oak influence to notice though not enough to materially detract from the high-toned and overtly spicy red currant, cherry and plum suffused nose. There is a lovely minerality to the supple, forward and refined middle weight plus flavors that possess a wonderfully refined mouth feel before culminating in a long, powerful, concentrated and palate drenching finish. While not truly a wine of finesse in the same sense as a fine Chambolle or Volnay, this is relatively subtle as the supporting tannins have the same fine grain as the best of these 2011s.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Chambertin Clos de Beze is typically elegant and almost understated on the nose, but it certainly has very fine delineation and elegance. The palate is nicely focused, very pure and linear. There is lovely symmetry here with a graceful finish worthy of the hallowed climat. Superb.
Initially tight and unyielding, this blossoms with air into an elegant, graceful red, showing currant, cherry and spice flavors. Silky in texture and long, echoing fruit and spice on the aftertaste, which reveals a hint of mineral. Best from 2016 through 2024. 50 cases imported.