Olivier Bernstein Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru – 2018 – Vinous – 95 Points
The 2018 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is a Burgundy of tremendous substance, power and resonance. Whereas the Chambertin is a bit compact, the Bèze explodes out of the glass, showing tremendous vertical intensity and energy to burn. Inky blue/purplish fruit, lavender, menthol, licorice and sage give the Bèze a good deal of aromatic intensity. Patience will be rewarded.