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.
“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.