Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2002, Bruno Clair
This was the final wine tasted at what was a lengthy and compelling tasting generously hosted by Phillipe Brun at the domaine in April 2011. Worth comparing with the Clos de Bèze 2009 from the same domaine and the recently-tried Clos de Bèze 2002 from Domaine Drouhin-Laroze. Starts on a soupçon of truffle, rye bread, a fine line of cherry fruit, superb balance and length. Really well integrated, achieves a real purity of pinot noir flavours and aromas with a masculine, savoury finish. Drinking well now and will continue to evolve until 2015 when it will reach the plateau of evolution.