Domaine Bruno Clair, Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru, Burgundy, France 2006
"...supremely elegant, intriguingly-nuanced, and memorably persistent Pinot is a model for the vintage and of its great site's potential year in, year out." eRobertParker.com
|Grape Blend||Pinot Noir 100%|
Chambertin-Clos De Bèze is a grand cru of Gevrey-Chambertin, one of the largest and most famous red wine producing villages in Burgundy's Côte de Nuits district, based on the Pinot Noir grape.
Bruno Clair started making his own wine in 1979 and today crafts 24 different wines from 24 hectares with the great Philippe Brun. Their style is typically powerful, yet sensual, with new oak used in aging, although their village wines are partly aged in wooden foudres, which balances the effect of the wood.
"Smoky black tea, rose petals, dark berries, and licorice waft seductively (and site-typically) from the glass of Clair 2006 Chambertin Clos De Bèze. Seamlessly-rich and refined in tannins, this offers a gorgeous layering of flavors anchored in clean meatiness and suggestions of stoniness and crystalline minerality that carry no sense of austerity. While missing the remarkable dynamic of the Clos St.-Jacques, in its own way this supremely elegant, intriguingly-nuanced, and memorably persistent Pinot is a model for the vintage and of its great site's potential year in, year out." robertparker.com
"Musky aromas of redcurrant, smoked meat, mocha and flinty minerality. Sweet and creamy but weightless, with fleshy but suave flavors of raspberry, minerals and underbrush. Finishes with noble tannins and lovely lingering perfume. A wonderfully soil-inflected wine that should be glorious by 2017 or so." Stephen Tanzer