Serving as the more masculine “beast” to the Mazoyères’ feminine “beauty”, this is packed and more imploded than the Mazoyères, yet still quite elegant. It also has a different range of flavor components with its greater sense of minerality and savory. The overall sense of harmony, of power-meets-grace, is unmistakable class in a glass. Again, Bravo to Mark and team, as this is once again a classy as F example of its ilk, best-in-class…..if you can afford such nectars, color me jealous….! A little * awarded here.
“10% whole bunch, 70% new wood, 7 barrels. Red to crimson in colour, lightly reductive. This is a wine which is sitting back in a reflective manner, but the constituent parts are all there. More in a savoury style than lush fruit. I think it will work very well, with good keeping qualities, but it is less demonstrative up front. The finish shows the class. Drink from 2028-2038. Tasted: November 2022.” 93-96 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine
“(from Mazis-Bas). An impressively layered nose combines violets, spice, earth, plum and dark berries and more subtle wood influence. There is good size and muscle to the rich, velvety and mouth coating medium weight flavors that possess fine mid-palate concentration along with evident power on the lightly mineral-inflected, balanced and highly persistent finish that also reflects just a touch of warmth. (92-94)/2033+” 92-94 Allen Meadows
“The 2020 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru is 12 % whole bunch this year. It has a very marine-influenced bouquet with hints of black olive infusing the red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, concentrated with pure redcurrant and wild strawberry fruit with fine mineralité towards the finish. Denser than the Mazoyères, but maybe without quite the thrilling delineation.” 95-97 Neil Martin for the 2020, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE