Medium red, a bit less saturated than the Clos de Beze. Pungent aromas of wild red berries, smoke, earth, iron and wild herbs. Almost shockingly silky in the mouth, but with crushed-stone minerality lending force to the blackberry, licorice and earth flavors. Incredibly sappy but edge-free wine with an explosive, endless finish that titillates the salivary glands. Longer than the Clos de Beze but that wine is a bit sweeter today, with darker, more exotic flavors. This Chambertin is not yet showing its flesh but if it puts on weight with extended bottle aging, which I expect it to do, it may eventually merit a perfect score. A monument of the vintage.
Robert Parker 98
The Chambertin 2010 has an effortless quality on the nose with seamlessly integrated oak, lovely purity, notes of raspberry, wild strawberry and just a hint of cassis and violet. The palate is medium-bodied with velvety smooth tannins and perfect acidity. Very fine weight, very pure and sensuous with an elegant rather than powerful finish. This is a Chambertin that does not put a foot out of place. Perfect finish.