The 2013 Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru has retained that disarming floral scents, more iris than violets, that combine wonderfully with the dark cherry and blueberry fruit. If I had this blind I would be inclined to guess more Charmes-Chambertin than Mazoyères. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin. It is underpinned by brisk acidity, and very fine focus. Perhaps this has developed more precision towards the finish in recent months. It appears to be a Grand Cru that will reward those with the patience to cellar this for several years. Tasted at Flint Wines’ Taupenot-Merme retrospective.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2045
Robert Parker 92
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru has a slightly earthy, reticent bouquet at first, though it opens up with delicate dried rose petal scents. Understated but charming. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite structured with good density. Masculine in style with just the right amount of austerity towards the finish. This is “très” Mazoyères with a long tail on the finish and a touch of salinity lingering on the aftertaste. It does need time however. Tasted September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2038