(from a .25 ha parcel and vinified with ~90% stems). This is also brooding to the point of being almost inexpressive and it is only with aggressive swirling that reluctant aromas of pungent earth, spice, floral, dark currant and mocha notes emerge. This is a seriously powerful and concentrated Maz with its muscular big-bodied flavors that also possess a hugely long finish on the almost painfully intense finale. This is terrific and should amply reward longer-term cellaring and note too that it’s going to need it as this is very structured though not hard or tough. Drink 2030+
The 2013 Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru, which includes about 80% whole-bunch fruit, has a very expressive and well-defined bouquet, with mineral-rich black and red fruit that are very focused. The palate has more delineation than the Charmes-Chambertin, fine structure with a linear and focused finish. This is one of my favorites from the domaine this year - more ebullient and tense than many of its peers. Drink: 2020 - 2040
Mazoyères-Chambertin is one of the nine Grands Crus in the Gevrey-Chambertin district on the Côte de Nuits, producing red wine from Pinot Noir. It is located on a gentle slope in the far south of Gevrey-Chambertin next to the Morey-St-Denis border. The vineyard lies on gravelly soil of no more than 30 to 40 cm in depth over the bare rock below. It is sheltered from the winds and hail by the woods of the Montagne de la Combe Grisard to the North West. When young these wines are bursting with strawberry and raspberry flavours, as well as violets and gamey undertones. Mazoyères-Chambertin is lighter and more rounded than other Grand Cru Gevreys. The appellations of Mazoyères-Chambertin and Charmes-Chambertin can be used interchangeably.