Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Cazetiers
Price: $153.62 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
There is a deft touch of wood presently setting off the earthy, ripe and somber aromas of wild dark berries, smoke and plenty of sauvage character. The textured, intense and overtly mineral-inflected medium weight flavors possess plenty of power and extract that buffers the firm tannic spine on the mouth coating and markedly austere finish. While this is by no means hard or aggressive, it is clearly built to age and moreover it will require it.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 92
Palish red. Very ripe aromas of raspberry and strawberry complicated by a hint of gibier and a note of sexy woodsmoke. Big, broad and sweet; quite rich and creamy for a Bruno Clair wine, but then this cuvee often has a relatively high pH (3.6 in this case). Complex notes of spices, licorice, chocolate, violet and earth are given shape by decent acidity and broad, serious, ripe tannins. Should make a major mouthful of wine.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 91-93
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers from Bruno Clair seems a little over-extracted and excessively sweet on the nose and consequently it lacks the delineation of Serafin’s or Faiveley’s Cazetiers. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, a little rustic towards the finish which needs more finesse. This feels a little flat-footed at the moment – at an awkward stage perhaps? I’ll reserve a score for later.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: NA