97 Points Allen Meadows
There is barely enough wood to mention on the wonderfully fresh and airy aromas of red cherry, pomegranate, earth and a hint of the sauvage. The seductively textured yet well-delineated big-bodied flavors possess an abundance of energy on the intensely mineral-inflected, sappy and impeccably well-balanced finale that reflects a touch of youthful austerity. The sheer level of complexity is stunning, and this knockout of a Chambertin should age for a very, very long time yet it’s not so backward and it couldn’t be approached after a decade or so of aging.
95-97 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The most introverted cuvée in the cellar when I visited was the 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru, a deep and brooding wine that unwinds in the glass with aromas of ripe berry fruit, plums, rose hips and orange rind, framed by creamy new oak. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, velvety and layered, with superb concentration and broad structural shoulders. This is a muscular Chambertin that it will be exciting to revisit from bottle, and I expect it will gain considerably from its second winter in barrel.
98-100 Points Jasper Morris
find I am lacking detailed notes on several of the wines this year at the very top end of the spectrum. They were just superlative examples of their vineyards and it was too much of a struggle to find any sort of vocabulary which could express them adequately. From the imperial purple colour onwards, this wine expresses itself magically in every dimension – dancing from one end of the universe to the other, to mangle a phrase of EM Forster’s. , oak and fruit, what’s to say.