Mazis Chambertin 1983 J. Faiveley
3/96. Bought in auction Feb-95 for $45 (imported from Chicago for $57 net).
Yesterday I was a little disappointed by the '83 Faiveley Chambertin Clos de
Beze. Tonight I decided to open my second (and last) bottle of the Mazis
Chambertin. I tasted the first bottle about a year ago and remembered it as a
super-duper (B), for less than half the price of the CdB.
Tonight with chicken soup and spaghetti Bolognese.
COLOR: Light red, slight orange hues towards the rim.
NOSE: Outstanding bouquet! Very moderate earthy tones serve as a backdrop to a
lively cherry fruit nose. Delicate complex and enticing aroma.
TASTE: As fresh as the nose. The 13 years that past since the vintage did
nothing to diminish the fruitiness and 'wininess' on the palate. As smooth and
tasty as can possibly be imagined. Mouthfilling throughout the attack, the
mid-palate and the finish.
LENGTH: Medium length yet excellent aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium bodied. Plenty of fruit, good acidity, some soft
tannins. A 'fleshy' wine with excellent balance.
OVERALL: A great (B), maybe a tad short of extraordinary. Certainly much
better than the Clos de Beze and at half the price. Still plenty of life
ahead. Grab a bottle if you have a chance.
MARK: 18+/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.