raphet 2000 clos de bèze

Update 22.5.2012(21.5.2012)billn


I’ve been lucky enough to have this wine in my glass twice already this year, this time with the opportunity to reflect on it a little…

2000 Jean Raphet, Chambertin Clos de Bèze
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is a real babe – nothing masculine here – cushioned, soft with a super-elegant, yet fresh, perfume of red fruits with just a hint of something musky (dusky?) in the depth that envelopes you – forget the vintage, aromatically this is simply fabulous. Elegance might be a reasonable descriptor for the flavours too; softly textured but with depth and complexity. Fair to say that the palate cannot quite scale the same heights as the aromas but this wine simply left me purring.
Rebuy – Yes

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