Sophisticated, finessed yet also powerful to the core, the 2012 Chambertin captures a compelling range of expressions. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, mint, leather and cedar meld into a huge core of fruit in a dramatic, powerful
Discreet wood sets off a highly reserved and not quite as overtly ripe nose of dark berries, earth, and animale nuances... superbly good detail and focused power to the large-scaled flavors that also possess an outstanding concentration
A touch of mint on the nose, complementing the mixture of red and black fruit... the oak is neatly folded into the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, the acidity perfectly judged and lending the tension and poise
Magnificent stuff that makes you wonder how a humble grape could have caused all this flavour. Not the heaviest Chambertin ever but such integrity and richness. Some chestnut notes and lots of sinew...Zesty and polished.