Intense aromas on the nose. Structured - though notexcessively - and with lovely fleshiness, this is a sumptuous wine. Very good ageing potential.
Wine Advocate 92 points - Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Chambertin Clos de Beze 2011 from Bouchard seems more introspective on the nose: cranberry, wild strawberry, a hint of tomato vine and woodland aromas. It takes some coaxing from the glass, eventually offering hints of Seville orange. The palate is full-bodied and dense. There is a lot of fruit intensity here with bold tannins and good depth, but unlike the Clos-de-Beze from Rousseau it does not own the same level of precision and comes across a little aggressive by comparison. Still, time mellows us all. (Nov 2014)