Chezeaux owns a 0.17-hectare sliver of this outsized grand cru, in the prime sector just above and next to the castle. From these old vines, Jérôme produces a wine that does justice to the immense power and complexity this site is capable of at its best. Rivetingly wild, gamy, and structured, it presents a forceful, iron-dominated mineral core flanked by dark fruit and shot through with muscular tannins. Always the most impenetrable wine in the cellar in its youth, it demands cellaring but pays enormous dividends in time.
95 POINTS, James Suckling, formally of Wine Spectator. "This youthful Chateauneuf has a very complex nose of graphite, raw meat and lilies. With aeration the black-cherry note steadily grows in intensity. Bold, leathery and earthy palate with fine tannins that...
The powerful and elegant nose offers notes of spices, cherries and cocoa. Perfectly balanced, the mouth reveals a beautiful dense structure with fine tannins and complex aromas of red fruit such as blackcurrants and floral notes. A very sophisticated wine. 100%...
Beautifully complex with wonderful depth of fruit and woody spice. Classic Bordeaux with dusty earth and freshness. We love the cocoa and cedar this wine brings to the table. A perfect complement to your next dinner party.