Mazis-Chambertin 2018, Domaine Tawse
Region: Côte de Nuits, Burgundy
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production: Organic certified, biodynamic practising, hand harvested, natural yeasts, unfined & unfiltered
Mazi competes with its neighbour, Clos de Bèze in power and longevity. Rich, complex and aromatic with firm but velvety, refined tannins. Opulent, potent and smooth with structure and elegance. Mazis is characterised by vivid red fruit and a beautiful wild rose perfume.
This is always brilliant wine chez Tawse, made by the incredibly talented Mark Fincham.
It an incredibly ‘on point’ wine and delivers everything you want from a grand cru: breadth, depth, concentration and yet an ethereal transparency at the same time. Long, layered and intense. Tremendous with a long life ahead of it.
The vines are on average 50 years old. 20% whole bunch was used in 2018 with a four to seven days cold maceration, then pump-overs at the start of fermentation. As the vinification process begins gently punch downs are done by feet and then pigeurs. Élevage is 18 months in barrel, 50% new.
“The 2018 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru has an intense bouquet, perhaps with some of that broodiness I noted out of barrel, yet still exquisitely defined, featuring earthy dark berry fruit laced with black truffle and bay leaf. The palate is medium-bodied but delivers good grip and conspicuous density. This is a Mazis-Chambertin that means business. It wants to impress, but on its own terms. Have a cellar handy, as well as plenty of patience.” 95 pts
Neal Martin, Vinous
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