This small but mighty estate goes back 12 generations and boast vines with an average age of 60-years-young. This powerful Pinot Noir is nearly ready to come up for air, though it’s happy to keep cooling its heels in your cellar. As massive as any from this vintage with a pure but intense bouquet and taut, muscular flavors. It really shines on the finish, where ripe tannins and saline minerality find a dose of orange bitters. Lock it down, lock it away, and rediscover it in a few years for a real treat.
The 2015 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru has a very pure but intense bouquet with layers of dark cherry, boysenberry and hints of cassis fruit, struck through with fine mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip on the entry, very tightly wound and quite linear towards the finish. I think this is a barrel sample that had just curled up into a ball on the day, because there is plenty of energy here, but it will certainly need several years in bottle to really enter its stride.VN93
Bright red-ruby. Very high-pitched, discreet scents of purple fruits, stone and spices; very pure and not at all gamey. Rather massive in the style of the year but extremely primary, even folded in on itself, with dark fruit and licorice flavors dominating. Finishes very ripe, with suave, well-supported tannins and suggestions of saline minerality and citrus bitterness. Not hard, but, as Pierre-Jean Roty suggested, it won't be hard to cellar and forget this wine.