2013 Domaine Taupenot Merme Mazoyeres Chambertin Grand Cru 6-Pack (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1426476 94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 This is aromatically quite similar to the Charmes though the earth and sauvage elements are a bit more pronounced. There is good punch and plenty of minerality to the broad-shouldered and powerful flavors that deliver first-rate depth and length on the moderately rustic and overtly austere finale. Once again patience will be required for this very serious effort to mature as the supporting tannins are prominent and notably firm. (AM)  (1/2016)

93 points Vinous

 Deep, bright red. Captivating aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cherry liqueur, soy sauce and porcini. At once dense and juicy, conveying outstanding energy and firm underlying minerality to its flavors of red fruits, spices, dried flowers and earth. Still tightly wound but not hard, this strong effort finishes with firm but sweet tannins and terrific rising length. 93+ (ST)  (3/2016)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru has a slightly earthy, reticent bouquet at first, though it opens up with delicate dried rose petal scents. Understated but charming. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite structured with good density. Masculine in style with just the right amount of austerity towards the finish. This is "très" Mazoyères with a long tail on the finish and a touch of salinity lingering on the aftertaste. It does need time however. Tasted September 2016. (NM)  (11/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator

 A touch herbaceous, underlined by beautiful black cherry, blackberry and violet flavors, this is firm, with dense tannins. This old-school style should develop well over the next 10 to 15 years. Best from 2020 through 2033. (BS)  (5/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Great depth but discreet. Very interesting top notes and real breadth of fruit. Very impressive. Real depth. Great balance. Firm and fine. Complete. 18/20 Score (JR)  (11/2014)

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Gevrey Chambertin

- For many wine aficionados, Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost end of the true Côte d'Or. The largest of all of the communes, it has 9 Grands Crus (Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin, Griotte Chambertin, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin). The best Premier Cru wines come form the vineyards nestled along a hill to the west of the village. The Grands Crus are planted in compacted limestone, while the soils in the rest of the village vary as to their clay content. If we are to characterize broadly, the wines are powerful, muscular and need time in the bottle to develop.