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1997 Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze

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January 8, 2012 - $170



91Stephen Tanzer

...lush, mouthfilling, utterly silky red fruit flavors offer great appeal...Finishes very long and fine, with compellingly ripe fruit flavors.

90-93Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits wonderful aromatics of sweet, over-ripe cherry fruit, talcum powder, flowers, and stones. This velvety-textured, medium-to-full-bodied, and expressive wine is packed with jammy red and black fruits and licorice.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, 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.


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.