2009 Pascal Marchand Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru

SKU #1242037 92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Sweet Spot* A classic nose that is distinctly sauvage and even more complex if less elegant than that of the Latricières with more earth and game emphasis that is followed by ripe, supple and relatively seductive medium weight plus flavors that possess buckets of extract on the concentrated, intense and seriously persistent finish. This should be outstanding in time though note that yet again, lots of it will be required.  (1/2011)

94 points Wine Spectator

 Sweet berry, licorice, and Asian spice aromas and flavors highlight this supple, charming red. Open and enjoyable now, with moderate tannins in reserve. Fine, spicy length. Drink now through 2026. 22 cases made.  (2/2013)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good medium red. Very ripe, musky aromas of cherry, game, gingerbread, smoky minerality and sweet oak. Tactile, fine-grained and wild, with compelling inner-palate energy and saline complexity to the flavors of red berries, herbs, spices and pepper. Finishes chewy, focused and very long, with suave tannins. (ST)  (3/2012)

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Gevrey Chambertin

- For many wine aficionados, Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all of the communes, it has 9 Grands Crus (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin). The best Premier Cru wines come form the vineyards nestled along a hill to the west of the village. The Grands Crus are planted in compacted limestone, while the soils in the rest of the village vary as to their clay content. If we are to characterize broadly, the wines are powerful, muscular and need time in the bottle to develop.