Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

2014

Damoy owns 5.5 hectares of this spectacular grand cru. Clos de Bèze lies to the north of Chambertin, at the same altitude of 275 to 300 meters. The incline is steeper, especially at the top, and the brown, highly pebbled soils are shallower, often exposing the bedrock below. This wine is sourced from two mid-slope sites: 70% comes from the southern part of the Clos, where the vines pre-date 1920, and the balance is from the far northern section, planted in 1947 and 1985.

The combination of these vine plots gives this powerful wine its broad and complex dark-fruit aromas with hints of gingerbread, licorice and exotic spices. The expansive palate—filled with layers of ripe-fruit expression—is framed by muscular tannins and culminates in a seriously intense finish.

 
94 points
"Packed with cherry and strawberry flavors, this red is framed by toasty oak and firm, dusty tannins. Austere now, but vibrant, showing fine potential on the lingering finish. Best from 2022 through 2040."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, June 2017
97 points
"Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Damoy's 2014 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru was one of the highlights of the entire tasting. It has a showstopper of a nose with brilliantly defined black plum, cranberry, wild strawberry, sous bois and minerals. You just have to stop and admire the clarity of the aromatics here. The palate is extremely well balanced with a fine bead of acidity interwoven through the black cherry, cranberry and raspberry fruit. There is the structure and masculinity of a Clos de Bèze, and yet it is certainly not unapproachable at this premature stage. Fabulous. You can feel the mouth still tingling long after the wine has departed. Quite brilliant. "
Neal Martin,
Wine Advocate
, October 2017
94 points
"Here the equally restrained nose is quite similar to that of the Chambertin though there are a bit more spice elements discernible. The attractively vibrant, rich, round, opulent and suave medium weight plus flavors possess excellent dry extract levels that buffer the very firm yet refined tannins on the impressively enduring finish. This mildly austere and imposingly structured effort possesses fine development potential and, I underscore, will need it."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2017

SKU/Code: 
DB3452-14
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable