Robert Parker 92-94
The 2012 Chambertin Grand Cru is stricter on the nose when compared to the Chapelle-Chambertin, only reluctantly revealing marine influences that impregnate the black fruit profile. It is a little “strict” and “aloof” at the moment. The palate is sensual and very well balanced on the entry with supple tannins, a gracious Chambertin with an elegant, feminine and very pure finish. However, I feel that it is outclassed by both the Clos-de-Beze and Chapelle-Chambertin this year.
Good deep red. Musky aromas of red fruits, mocha and earth. Sweet, saline and aromatic in the mouth, with rich, supple red fruit and soil flavors showing building intensity. The rising finish is rich and smooth but doesn’t show quite the class of the Chapelle.