Domaine Armand Rousseau MAZY CHAMERTIN Gervy Chambertin 2018
|France, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin
|Domaine Armand Rousseau
Vineyard notes: "Mazy-Chambertin is the northernmost Grand Cru in Gevrey-Chambertin and has two distinct parts: Mazy-Haut and Mazy-Bas. The domain's vineyard is in Mazy-Bas, at the end of the road coming down from Les Ruchottes. The parcel is composed of Bathonien Premeaux limestone. The shallow soil lies on top of a layer of fine scree originating from the alluvial cone of the Combe Lavaux. The soil is thick and can reach over 1.5 metres in depth."
The 2018 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru has a beautifully defined bouquet of intense red berry fruit and displays superb mineralite - vrai Mazys. It is more serious than the Charmes-Chambertin. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, very pure red currant and raspberry fruit and gentle grip. An undertow of pepperiness surfaces toward the voluminous finish. Superb.
Aromas of dark wild berries, raspberries, smoked meats, rich soil tones and espresso roast introduce the 2018 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru, a full-bodied, lavishly textural wine that's more structured and muscular than the Charmes-Chambertin that preceded it, built around livelier acids and concluding with a longer finish. If the Charmes is more extroverted, the Mazy is deeper and more serious, built for the cellar.