Charmes-Chambertin “Les Mazoyères” Grand Cru

Charmes-Chambertin “Les Mazoyères” Grand Cru bottle

Seven Grands Crus preside majestically over these vines, sharing in the glory of Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze. Of the seven, Les Charmes-Chambertin and Les Mazoyères-Chambertin, just across the Route des Grands Crus from Chambertin, are climats renowned since the Middle Ages. These appellations precede the AOC system, and were created by decrees in 1931 and 1932. The history of these climats is inseparable from Chambertin, long considered as “the greatest possible Burgundy”. It was found in the royal cellars at Versailles, and was the only wine Napoleon would drink. It was also the first Burgundy served at the White House, when Thomas Jefferson ordered 100 dozen bottles of “Burgundy of Chambertin”.

December 31, 2015 | Wine Advocate
The 2014 Charmes-Chambertin les Mazoyères Grand Cru includes 80% whole cluster fruit this year, a high percentage due to the age of the vines planted in 1902. There is fine delineation here, precise black cherry and cranberry scents with a touch of cold granite. It is a nose that demands respect, deservedly so. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple black and red fruit, very pure and smooth with a graceful, marmalade-tinged finish that lingers. This should grow up to be a very seductive, comely Charmes-Chambertin with a long future ahead.
  • Winemaking

    30% of whole grapes, not crushed and vatted by gravity. Aged for 16 months in oak barrels (70% new oak).

  • Nose

    Healthy dark red. Black cherry and violet on the expressive nose.

  • Palate

    Elegant, velvety palate with vanilla, licorice, spices and earth tones.

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