On Hand: 6 Bottles
Big and bold, this is real Chambertin, a dense mouthful of plum fruit and tannin. It is foursquare, solid but not overbearing, leaving room for a delicious mix of black fruits and power leavened with some acidity. Age this wine for 10 years.
From the same grower as their Chapelle-Chambertin, Bouchard's 2006 Chambertin Clos de Beze displays the classic rose petal, licorice, and black fruit aromas of the site; presents a satiny, palate impression underlain by stony, peaty, and tactile suggestions of things mineral that persist into a memorably mysterious and interactive finish. Here are abundant yet entirely healthy and fine-grained tannins that – when taken with the wines richness of fruit and fascinating suggestions of things carnal and mineral – promises rewards if one waits to revisit for 2-3 years and then plans to savor for another half dozen.