Marchand & Burch Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 2009
Marchand & Burch is an exciting collaboration between leading Burgundian winemaker Pascal Marchand and Howard Park's Jeff Burch (Western Australia). Marchand has impressive credentials, including 15 years with Domaine Comte Armand, transforming it into the greatest estate in Pommard (commune in Burgundy), after which he was headhunted to establish the 'super-domaine' Domaine de la Vougeraie in 1999. His winemaking philosophy revolves around anti-interventionism and biodynamics, and together, Marchand and Burch are making waves.
"Impressively deep aromas, crammed with earth, savoury complexity, stoney inflection and faint cedar and tree bark scents. Pure heart of fruit, layered, deep again and with a subtle, seamless feel and an integrated sternness of fine, grainy oak. Dark core flourishes to impossible fineness in the finish. Inward and shy now, but incredible sheets of flavour and feathery tannins finding boundaries and finishing the wine with a honed, elegant feel and a kiss of sour/sweet fruit. Superb." 94+ points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.
“The main difference in the winery is 22 months in 100% new Allier oak, and 54-year- old vines in the vineyard. It is an instantly attractive wine, wonderfully harmonious and supple, oak and ultra-fine tannins a delicate framework for the core of red fruits. Drink whenever the mood takes you; the 2029 year is a nominal choice, as the wine will almost certainly live far past that date.” 96 points, James Halliday.
“A classic nose that is distinctly sauvage and even more complex if less elegant than that of the Latricières with more earth and game emphasis that is followed by ripe, supple and relatively seductive medium weight plus flavors that possess buckets of extract on the concentrated, intense and seriously persistent finish. This should be outstanding in time though note that yet again, lots of it will be required.” 92-95 points. Allen Meadows, Burghound.
This wine sees 100% new oak for 12-13 months and comes from the same part of the vineyard as Domaine Maume. Grand Cru in screw cap.