A superb balance of power and elegance, this great grand cru allies intense, velvety dark stone fruit flavors to complex notes of spice, earth and oak which repeat the bouquet, supported by firm, lingering tannins.
Steve Tanzer 98 points - A monolith now, with a core of sweet cherry locked in by the firm structure. There's also a lot of spicy oak. The tannins are substantial and dominate today, but all the components are there. A very fresh, lively red, with a long finish. Best from 2015 through 2040. 50 cases imported. –BS
MAISON LOUIS JADOT
2005 JADOT CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BEZE GRAND CRU
"Bright, full deep red. Pungently mineral aromas of raspberry, dried flowers, flint, smoke, mocha and underbrush. A monumental wine of ungodly intensity and extract without any impression of excess weight. The dusty, tactile extract fills the mouth with spicy, minerally, high-toned perfume, and the wine ascends to an even higher level on the peacock's tail of a finish, which boasts great energy and persistence. I drank this bottle over a period of four nights (one of us has to show some restraint), and oxygen couldn't kill, much less flatten, its treble tones, even as its volume and sweetness expanded. I hope I have a chance to revisit this at its peak, in about 20 years. " Steve Tanzer 98+ points