Robert Parker – 95-97
The 2014 Chambertin Grand Cru, around three barrels this year, is matured in 100% new oak and includes around 30% to 40% whole bunch fruit. It has a very energetic bouquet with intense, compelling undergrowth/sous-bois aromas, with hints of tree bark tincturing the blackberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied and the fruit here soaks up that new wood easily, allowing the wine to maintain fine delineation and poise. Harmonious right to the finish; this is a very serious, very complex Chambertin with genuine aristocracy.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2045
Vinous – 94+
Full red-ruby Alluring scents of blackberry, blueberry, mocha and underbrush Dense, sappy and smooth, with its dark berry, game and soil flavors enlivened by spices, crushed rock and a floral element A bit more salty and clenched on the back end, but the firm, chewy tannins really perk up the taste buds Offers outstanding long-term potential
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2040