Henri Perrot Minot Mazoyeres Chambertin Grand Cru
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- Tasting Notes
A more deeply pitched and brooding nose offers up notes earth, underbrush, plum, cassis and plenty of sauvage influence. There is terrific punch to the very rich, intense and muscular big-bodied flavors that possess a velvety and caressing mid-palate mouthfeel that contrasts considerably with the robust, powerful and moderately austere finish that delivers spectacular length. I really like the sense of definition and harmony here but note well that unlike the Chapelle, this is going to require the better part of a decade to become sufficiently civilized to be enjoyable.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 93-95
The 2016 Mazoyères-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru clearly is the most intense of Christophe’s 2016s on the nose with ebullient scents of black cherries, bilberry, slightly overripe Satsumas and rose petal aromas. It takes a while to get going, but it is worth persisting with. The palate is very harmonious with supple tannin, a silver bead of acidity that winds its way through the layers of pure red fruit and it fans out with a glorious mineral-rich, lightly spiced finish. The mouth is tingling afterward for 30 to 45 seconds. Superbthis is a strong follow-up to the 2015 and may even surpass it.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 95-97
Dark, bright, saturated red. Sexy resiny spices and a hint of orange zest lift the wine’s youthfully unforthcoming dark fruit aromas. Subtly complex but a bit unforthcoming, with its sweet, rich dark berry and spice flavors cut by savory minerality. A distinctly deeper style than the Charmes-Chambertin, showing more earth, spice and iron-like rare steak notes and finishing with greater grip. The Charmes is ethereal by comparison to this big boy, which finishes with a serious tannic structure and salty minerality.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 93-95
The seductive aromas draw you in, with black cherry, black currant and violet notes shaded by sandalwood, licorice and mineral details. Succulent and balanced, this holds your attention while building to a complex, saturated aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2046. 18 cases imported.
– Bruce Sanderson, Winespectator.com, Score: 96