Chambertin takes its name from a Burgundian who owned a field contiguous to Clos-de-Bèze: the property took the name of Chambertin. The winemaker was gifted and his wine famous. Everyone spoke of the “Champs de Bertin” to evoke their vineyard. In the 13th century, Chambertin returned to everyday language.
This wine comes from vines located in the town of Gevrey-Chambertin in the Chambertin climate. Exposed to the south-east, at an altitude of 270 meters, they rest on a calcareous brown soil resulting from the alteration of limestones at Entroques at the bottom of the plot and marls with Ostrea acuminata.
'The 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru is blended with 50% whole cluster and 30% new oak. It has quite a dense, powerful bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit mixed with loamy, peaty aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity, conveying more energy than the Charmes-Chambertin and good grip on the finish. Excellent.' - (92-94) points, Neal Martin, Vinous
'Three barrels from grapes they pick themselves. Not too deep in colour. Very fine classy and detailed, though in youth the whole cluster effect (50%) does show through. Delicacy with power, a gorgeous detail and precision on the fruit, very persistent, fine-boned, dark fruit with some black notes, compelling.' - 94-98 Points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
'A subtle application of wood surrounds the well-layered nose of red and dark currant, spiced plum, freshly turned earth and a discreet whiff of smoked game. The intense and racy larger-scaled and stony flavors possess first-rate punch and power while delivering fine length on the somewhat curiously sweet and mildly warm finish.' - 90-92 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound.
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