2012 Domaine Pierre Gelin Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
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CT94.5 7 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • dcwino wrote: 96 points

    March 5, 2018 - My retailer got a wholesale closeout offer. I haven’t seen Domaine Pierre Gelin wines for awhile but the price was excellent and the CT ratings were in the middle 90s, so bought a case. Expressive youthful nose displaying perfectly ripe pure black fruit, crushed black berry, a hint of light strawberry jam, sweet spices, rose, a hint of espresso bean and limestone. Very polished, harmonious and detailed palate, very finely layered pure black fruit, silky and airy, perfect amount of acidity, good mineral presence and a long seamless pure black fruit and clove driven finish. Definitely a top grand crus. It will need another decade or two to reach the youthful peak. I have no doubt that this will be a great Beze, love to taste next to the Rousseau version.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • englishman's claret wrote: 94 points

    November 22, 2015 - In a large tasting this stopped the record; a clear stand out for its class and refinement. I wish I could have spent more time with this; small black and blue berries, cinnamon, leather, mineral, wildflowers. Just lovely and quite long. Youthful but not closed; I'm not sure it ever will shut down.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • RockinCabs wrote: 96 points

    November 22, 2015 - Gordon's Luxe Tasting (Gordon's Wines - Waltham, MA): Nose: Massive blackberry, cherry Palate: Layered and full of Cherry, Blackberry, minerality, clove and allspice. Sweet fruit is built around earthy spicy nuance on this one. Seamless palate with significant underlying tannin. Finish: Complex with more spice, red/black fruit and floral notes.

    This has it all, and will require significant cellar time.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cos65 Likes this wine:

    October 25, 2015 - Huge, mouth-filling effort. Black cherry, tea, caramel apple flavors with long finish. quite lovely.

  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 23, 2015 - 2015 New York Wine Experience Trip; 10/19/2015-10/27/2015 (New York City, NY): Rich and lush, this medium-to-deep ruby wine is packed with black and red fruit, accented by cocoa, coriander, clove and candied red apple. Medium-to-full-bodied, freshly acidic, seamlessly alcoholic and with deceivingly big tannins, it gains depth and complexity in the middle. The finish is long and carries some tannic grip. This sturdy Pinot is of stellar quality, but patience will be necessary. Drink 2020-2032.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    Jan-15, Issue #57 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Pierre Gelin
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 76 (93%)
  • Consumed 6 (7%)

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