From a tiny .22 hecatare plot of vines next to Mazis Chambertin, one third of which is 70+ years old, this is a wine of serious depth and material that benefits from the cool air of the Combe de Lavaux to give it an airiness to accompany its earthy savoriness. It regularly surprises to the upside once bottled, as almost every year the critics scores jump vs the in barrel tasting. This year, my impression was classical Corbeaux: meaty/savory and quite floral aromatically. Its substance is so dense that it comes across chewy with extract, with a great classy sense of harmony and length. Again, everything is in place and in proportion for a harmonious and complete evolution.
“An ultra-fresh nose offers up exuberant aromas of essence of red berry fruit liqueur, lavender and almost delicate whisper of earth and sauvage hints. The delicious and seductively textured medium weight flavors possess a lush, indeed even opulent mouth feel while delivering excellent depth and length on the balanced and ever-so-mildly austere finale. Note that this too should be approachable young if desired. (90-92)/2024+” – Allan Meadows
Fall ’16 arrival.
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