Mazis Chambertin 1983 Dom. Maume
10/97. Acquired in auction Feb-97 for $80 (imported for $90 net).
My first bottle of wine from this famous but controversial domaine. Tonight with
dinner for two that consisted of wild-mushroom risotto, duck in syrah with olives &
baked potatoes, ice-cream.
COLOR: Good color for a 15-years (B) though paling a little around the rim. Heavily
sedimented. The last fifth of the bottle was really murky and muddy.
NOSE: Very deep and intense. Black fruit rather than cherries. Profound and
enticing 'Bourgogne Nose'. Fully forward though lacks the familiar mature
dry-prunes sweetish bouquet.
TASTE: Extremely concentrated and mouth-filling yet lacks in complexity. A robust
Grand Cru on the palate but with little delicacy or elegance. Somewhat harsh
tannins distract a little at the end of each sip. Still, very profound and superbly
LENGTH: Medium length aftertaste that is first dominated by tannins but becomes
more pleasant after a few seconds.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied Grand Cru. Plenty of 'winyness', excellent grip,
good acidity, with tannins still abundant. A bit one-dimensional with rough edges.
Not too finely balanced.
OVERALL: Excellent+! Exhibits some important characters of a great (B) yet misses
on others. Will hold on for some years but I doubt if will improve.
MARK: 17.5/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Maybe.
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