Clair/Bruno Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2014

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
TA 97
AM 95
DE 95
ST 94
CT 94
WA 92-94
13.0% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 329226

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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Sep 2022) 3 Available
 
97 points Tim Atkin, MW: "This is definitely one of the butcher and more powerful Clos de Bèzes of the vintage, reflecting the age of the vines. Dark, powerful and built to last, it’s a wine with dense, but beautifully handled tannins, succulent dark fruits but noteworthy underlying finesse. A very classy expression of the Grand Cru. 2022-30."

95 points Allen Meadows/'Outstanding,' (Burghound): "(two-thirds of the .98 ha parcel of vines was planted in 1912 and the remainder in 1973). An overtly spicy and floral nose combines notes of various red berries with those of earth and soft wood. In contrast to the laser beam definition of a number of the prior wines here the palate feel is lush and round though there is still reasonably good detail on the powerful and intense finish where a touch of austerity serves to buffer the natural sweetness. Note that this is quite firmly structured and once again I would strongly advise against buying this unless you have the patience to store it for at least a decade. Drink: 2032+. (Jan 2017)"

95 points Decanter: "Fairly deep red. Intense raspberry nose, pure and lifted, supported by elegant oak. Rich and juicy, full of upfront fruit backed by fine-grained tannins. There's grip on the finish that bodes well for the future, yet no excessive extraction, and it's balanced and long. Drinking Window: 2020-2032."

94+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "[$445 list] Bright medium red. Pungent lift to the aromas of pomegranate, cranberry and flowers. Fine-grained but tightly wound, even a bit imploded today, conveying a powerful impression of energy and lift. Not an especially fleshy wine but wonderfully precise and complete, with an extremely long finish that shows more saline minerality than primary red fruits. This youthfully taut wine is going to require extended aging. Drink: 2026-2038. (Mar 2017)"

94.2 points CellarTracker.com community score.

92-94 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "The 2014 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru felt just a little subdued on the nose, perhaps coming after the Clos Saint-Jacques, a bit put out that it does not possess the same intensity on detail. The palate restores order with superb structure and fine tannin, tightly coiled at the moment but with impressive precision and tension that binds this together. Hopefully with several years in the cellar it will foster more personality and a little more charm. The substance is here -- it is just the nuances that need to be addressed. Drink: 2018-2038. (Dec 2015)"
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97 points Tim Atkin, MW: "This is definitely one of the butcher and more powerful Clos de Bèzes of the vintage, reflecting the age of the vines. Dark, powerful and built to last, it’s a wine with dense, but beautifully handled tannins, succulent dark fruits but noteworthy underlying finesse. A very classy expression of the Grand Cru. 2022-30."

95 points Allen Meadows/'Outstanding,' (Burghound): "(two-thirds of the .98 ha parcel of vines was planted in 1912 and the remainder in 1973). An overtly spicy and floral nose combines notes of various red berries with those of earth and soft wood. In contrast to the laser beam definition of a number of the prior wines here the palate feel is lush and round though there is still reasonably good detail on the powerful and intense finish where a touch of austerity serves to buffer the natural sweetness. Note that this is quite firmly structured and once again I would strongly advise against buying this unless you have the patience to store it for at least a decade. Drink: 2032+. (Jan 2017)"

95 points Decanter: "Fairly deep red. Intense raspberry nose, pure and lifted, supported by elegant oak. Rich and juicy, full of upfront fruit backed by fine-grained tannins. There's grip on the finish that bodes well for the future, yet no excessive extraction, and it's balanced and long. Drinking Window: 2020-2032."

94+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "[$445 list] Bright medium red. Pungent lift to the aromas of pomegranate, cranberry and flowers. Fine-grained but tightly wound, even a bit imploded today, conveying a powerful impression of energy and lift. Not an especially fleshy wine but wonderfully precise and complete, with an extremely long finish that shows more saline minerality than primary red fruits. This youthfully taut wine is going to require extended aging. Drink: 2026-2038. (Mar 2017)"

94.2 points CellarTracker.com community score.

92-94 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): "The 2014 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru felt just a little subdued on the nose, perhaps coming after the Clos Saint-Jacques, a bit put out that it does not possess the same intensity on detail. The palate restores order with superb structure and fine tannin, tightly coiled at the moment but with impressive precision and tension that binds this together. Hopefully with several years in the cellar it will foster more personality and a little more charm. The substance is here -- it is just the nuances that need to be addressed. Drink: 2018-2038. (Dec 2015)"
Product SKU 329226
Producer Clair/Bruno
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côte de Nuits
Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin
Varietal Pinot Noir
Designation Grand Cru
Vintage 2014
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 13.0%
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