2012 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, pure Pinot Noir, Burgundy.
The 2012 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Faiveley is pure Pinot Noir, partially aged in oak barrels for 12 months. The Mazis were small houses that once stood on the plot. The seductive nose offers an aromatic bouquet dominated by woody, spicy and violet notes. The 2012 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru from Domaine Faiveley reveals an aromatic blend on the palate. The tannins are supple and well-integrated. The finish is long. This balanced and aromatic wine is an elegant ambassador of the Burgundy crus.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Faiveley has a beguiling nose with brambly red berry fruit, damp earth, cold flagstone and just a faint smear of marmalade. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin matched with assiduous acidity that lends tension and poise. It is quite backward, even compared to other grand cru 2012s, but there is the substance and the breeding here to suggest a seriously long and pleasurable evolution. This is one of the standouts of the Côte de Nuits.