Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos De Beze 2014
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Chambertin Clos de BÃÂ¨ze Grand Cru includes 45% whole bunch fruit and was matured in 60% new oak. The nose is generous and perfumed with macerated black cherries, wild strawberry and light iodine notes, the new oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp, orange zest-tinged entry. The tannins are quite firm and lend a rigid framework to this wine, this blend from a new oak barrel suggesting that 60% will be the right amount and allow the fruit to come through. Still, I would like a little more breeding here...more aristocracy...this is Clos de BÃÂ¨ze after all!
Wine SpectatorA lean, sinewy style, boasting cherry, currant, spice and leafy flavors. This is coiled like a steel wire, with well-integrated tannins and spice notes dominating the finish. Best from 2022 through 2038. 10 cases imported.