The 2019 Chambertin Grand Cru has some reduction on the nose that is currently masking what feels like concentrated black fruit. There’s a lot of extraction here, and this is an extravagant Chambertin in the making. The palate is medium-bodied with plush tannins—a fleshier style of Chambertin with sour cherry and black pepper. There is some stem addition here, but it is not as well-integrated, though there is lovely sense of “flow” on the finish. Jury is out on this for now. Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2047
Robert Parker 97
The 2019 Chambertin Grand Cru is very promising, unwinding in the glass with aromas of exotic spices, grilled meats, cherries, cassis, dark chocolate, licorice and loamy soil. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it was the most introverted, tightly wound wine in the cellar on the day of my visit. Broad-shouldered and elegantly muscular, it’s bright and precise, concluding with a penetrating finish.
They will replant some of it. Cask sample. Intense and beautifully balanced on the nose. But actually quite light – perhaps this is an illusion? But I would never guess this was Chambertin blind. It seems to dance rather than throw its weight around – though it does build on the end. A floral note. Very subtle! Lots of fine tannin.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2050