Vinous – 96
The 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru is initially understated on the nose, unfolding with brambly red fruit, undergrowth and just a light touch of morels. Very succinct with a kind of broody intensity – but maybe a touch of Brettanomyces? The palate is well balanced with a note of sour cherry and wild strawberry on the entry. Fine precision, moderate depth, though it is not the most profound Chambertin this year. Lovely edginess on the elegant finish, give this 4-5 years in bottle. Excellent. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 red tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2060
JancisRobinson.com – 18
Bottled. Really rather magnificent. A real treat at the end of a tasting. Long and intense with jewelly mix of fruit and minerals. This goes on and on. Not a disappointment! Subtle but not wimpy.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2048