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2012 Champy Mazis-Chambertin

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Latest Sale Price

December 6, 2015 - $90

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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

A muscular style, sporting smoke, black cherry, blackberry and iron aromas and flavors. The assertive tannins coat the gums for now, but this has plenty of material underneath.

93Burghound.com

...suave and opulent... minerality in evidence on the detailed, powerful and explosively long finish. This excellent effort is also quite firmly structured yet it's not especially austere.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin

Mazis-Chambertin is a 22.4 acre Grand Cru vineyard near the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The name Mazis is sometimes spelled with a “y” or without the final “s.” The soil is shallow and somewhat rocky, and the wine made from this vineyard is considered excellent. The legendary Lalou Bize of Maison Leroy is one of the smaller landholders with about .6 of an acre. There are some 30 proprietors with parcels in Mazis-Chambertin. The largest are Hospices de Beaune, with 4.38 acres; Bernard Dugat-Py, with 3.05 acres; and Joseph Faiveley, with 3 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.