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2012 Olivier Bernstein Chambertin Clos De Beze

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October 17, 2021 - $485

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RATINGS

95+ Stephen Tanzer

Cool, aristocratic aromas of cherry, pepper, espresso and medicinal herbs complicated by notes of game, smoky minerals and crushed stone. Utterly seamless on the palate, showing an exotic fruit quality to the perfumed flavors of red berries and flowers...great definition and grip, finishing with noble, smooth tannins and superb sappy length.

18.5Jancis Robinson

Very intense black fruit compote on the nose. Very rich, splendid and forward. Just lovely now! Really fine and sumptuous with the fine tannins very cleverly hidden underneath.

91-93The Wine Advocate

...perfumed, floral bouquet with scents of black cherries, creme de cassis and minerals that is very attractive...medium-bodied...interesting spicy notes surfacing towards the finish.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Beze

Chambertin Clos-de-Beze is a Grand Cru vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin, and its history goes back to the 7th century when it was owned by the monks of the Abbey of Beze. After the French Revolution the Catholic Church was forced to divide the vineyard among peasants. Today it is a 38-acre vineyard, making it slightly larger than Chambertin. Chambertin and Chambertin Clos-de-Beze are adjacent and share similar limestone, clay and gravel soils. Of the 18 proprietors, the largest by acreage are Pierre Damoy, 13.4 acres; Armand Rousseau, 3.5 acres; and Drouhin-Laroze, 3.48 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

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.