Deep ruby-red. Liqueur-like aromas of blackberry, smoke, licorice, spice and earth, Thick, dense and sweet; a wine of uncanny volume and richness but extremely closed today and very hard to taste. Potentially great, but no fun right now.
Robert Parker 96
The dark ruby/purple-colored 1996 Chambertin exhibits lively berry and rose aromas. It has huge depth to its tightly wound, closed personality. This medium-to-full-bodied, foursquare and dark fruit-flavored wine will also require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2012+.
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2012