Tasting of Chambertin and Clos-de-Bèze (Amarone (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)): Artificially fruit smell: strawberry, bright red fruit, nothing of the refinement of the Rousseau or even of what you may expect from a grand cru. The nose resembles a Beaujolais. It definitely gained in the glass, and will still when you are patient. So don't drink soon, though it will (I think) never come close to the class of the Rousseau we had alongside this bottle. 17,5/20
Pale color. Licorice tones. Light weight, good intensity of subtly sweet black fruit and earth. Modest length with some youthful bitterness. This is a joke for Chambertin, and even more of an outrage at close to $200 a bottle. I've enjoyed several of the Potel Premier Crus from this vintage much more than this. After writing this and reading Steve Tanzer's note, I cannot believe he tasted the same wine that made it into this bottle.
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