Outstanding nose that just burst from the glass. Somehow from a foot away, the perfume was more noticeable than the Beze or CSJ. Red fruit, spice, cinnamon, earth, mushrooms and dried roses. Excellent freshness and energy on the palate. Red fruit, spice and floral notes dominate against a delicious earthy back drop. This kept improving for 3 hours. I didn't want to finish. I can still taste the finish.
A good but not great showing for the 93 Chambertin. Surprisingly, the 93 CSJ was a wide margin above it for current drinkability. Grand cru 93's are a tough group - its not clear to me how long it will take for them to come around.
Popped, poured and drank over an hour or so. So much power here. Aromatics were a mix of red and blue berry fruit with darker floral and some firm earth. Palate was a bit tight and showing its mineral structure, but still gave up some pretty fruit flavors. Very densely packed wine and in need of a decant or more time in the cellar.
Medium-deep dark garnet in color with ever-so-slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward, attractive and complex & multi-layered nose of ripe fruit aromas of dark black cherries, blackberries & dark plums with dusty, earthy overtones, floral notes of roses, cedar, spice notes of cloves, minerals, dried herbs with secondary notes of sous-bois, under-brush, mint, cocoa, leather and aged tobacco. Full to medium-full bodied with a very good concentration of intense & dense, still developing, smooth & polished textured, elegant, well balanced & focused, complex, lush & rich, ripe fruit flavors of dark sweet cherries, blackberries, blueberries & black plums with earthy, spices, minerals, herbs, some mint & beefy/meaty. Long lingering silky smooth finish which seemed to last for minutes. Drinks quite well at present but has the depth, structure and fruit to continue with its development with further aging. A classic, amazing & impressive wine.
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