Barrel sample. Mid to deep crimson Rich and ripe but not at all overripe on the nose. Generous fruit corseted by super-fine tannins. Elbows tucked in. Persistent and moreish even now. Very good and built for the long term. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2040
Robert Parker 93
More reserved than the Charmes and Latricieres, the 2018 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru opens in the glass with a brooding bouquet of cassis, wild berries, smoked meats, rich soil tones, licorice and caramelized orange. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and introverted, with an ample endowment of fine, powdery tannins and lively underpinning acids. I’m looking forward to revisiting this from bottle.