The 2015 Chambertin Grand Cru is a monument in the making, offering up a profound bouquet of sweet red and black fruit, caramelized orange rind, smoke, grilled meat and rich spice, framed by cedary new oak. On the palate, the wine is very full-bodied, multidimensional and complete, with immense concentration, a bright line of acidity and an ample chassis of fine-grained tannins. While there's not much to choose between this and the Clos de Bèze, the Chambertin is marginally deeper, fuller-bodied and more harmonious, and it appears to have a slight edge. Cyrielle Rousseau exhorted me to score this wine with an "X"—to indicate that it should be forgotten in the cellar for two decades, and I encourage anyone lucky enough to acquire a few bottles to heed that sage advice, as the 2015's structural abundance makes it decidedly ill-fitted to near-term consumption.
The 2015 Chambertin Grand Cru has a very sensual, pure bouquet that blooms with red cherries, red currant jus, crushed stone and a touch of sous-bois, all exquisitely defined and pixelated to the nth degree. The palate is extremely well balanced, offering fine, saturated tannin, a killer line of acidity and a precise, mineral-soaked, persistent finish that feels effortless. Stunning. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.