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Chambertin Clos de Beze Bruno Clair 94bh Premier 2013

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94 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound: "This is as cool and restrained as the Clos St. Jacques though the nose is a good deal spicier and more complex with its mélange of floral, pomegranate, tobacco and broad range of red berry fruit scents. There is a really beguiling mix of detail, tension, power and volume to the big-bodied flavors that possess plenty of supporting dry extract on the saline, austere and beautifully balanced finale. I very much like the length but note well that this is not going to be an especially good candidate for early consumption." Issue# 61, 01/16 92-94 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a broody, slightly gravelly bouquet that is well defined, but you might describe it has a “broody bugger” (non-technical term). The palate is piquant on the entry with a fine line of acidity. This is very harmonious and more feminine than the nose suggests: silky in the mouth with strawberry confit on the persistent finish that leaves you grinning." Issue# 216 (Part 2), 01/15 90-92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2013 Chambertin Clos de Béze is a bit light in texture and body in this vintage, with attractive, floral aromatics and sculpted fruit but less of the intensity and power that is typical of this site. It will be interesting to see if the 2013 fleshes out a bit, or if perhaps I caught it on an off day." 04/15

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Domaine Bruno Clair:
Bruno Clair, founded the domaine which bears his name in 1979. The domaine at that time included plots in Marsannay and Fixin, the Dominode vineyard in Savigny-les-Beaune, and a large plot lying fallow in Morey-St.-Denis - "En la Rue de Vergy. He is the son of Bernard Clair (1920-2005) and the grandson of Joseph Clair (1889-1971), originator of the famous Domaine Clair-Daü which was founded i... Read more
Bruno Clair, founded the domaine which bears his name in 1979. The domaine at that time included plots in Marsannay and Fixin, the Dominode vineyard in Savigny-les-Beaune, and a large plot lying fallow in Morey-St.-Denis - "En la Rue de Vergy. He is the son of Bernard Clair (1920-2005) and the grandson of Joseph Clair (1889-1971), originator of the famous Domaine Clair-Daü which was founded in Marsannay in 1919. Following Joseph's death, family disagreements led to the dismantling of the Domain Clair-Daü in 1985. In 1986, Bruno was entrusted with the vineyards of his parents, brothers and sisters which included those of Clos de Bèze, Cazetiers, Clos St-Jacques, Vosne-Romanée, Clos du Fonteny and Chambolle-Musigny. More vineyards were purchased by the estate in 1993, inlcuding Corton-Charlemagne, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, and in 1996 Gevrey-Chambertin Petite Chapelle was added to bring the size of the domaine to more than 23 hectares (56.8326 acres). Bruno Clair cultivates, harvests and bottles his wines with the assistance of André Geoffroy and Philippe Brun. Domaine Bruno Clair is a member of the Association des Domaines Familiaux de Tradition. Read less

94 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound: "This is as cool and restrained as the Clos St. Jacques though the nose is a good deal spicier and more complex with its mélange of floral, pomegranate, tobacco and broad range of red berry fruit scents. There is a really beguiling mix of detail, tension, power and volume to the big-bodied flavors that possess plenty of supporting dry extract on the saline, austere and beautifully balanced finale. I very much like the length but note well that this is not going to be an especially good candidate for early consumption." Issue# 61, 01/16 92-94 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru has a broody, slightly gravelly bouquet that is well defined, but you might describe it has a “broody bugger” (non-technical term). The palate is piquant on the entry with a fine line of acidity. This is very harmonious and more feminine than the nose suggests: silky in the mouth with strawberry confit on the persistent finish that leaves you grinning." Issue# 216 (Part 2), 01/15 90-92 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2013 Chambertin Clos de Béze is a bit light in texture and body in this vintage, with attractive, floral aromatics and sculpted fruit but less of the intensity and power that is typical of this site. It will be interesting to see if the 2013 fleshes out a bit, or if perhaps I caught it on an off day." 04/15

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