Red Burgundy 2011: vintage preview

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The challenging 2011 vintage tested growers, and the resulting reds are inconsistent - more reason than ever to head expert advice. Jeannie Cho Lee MW visited Burgundy to taste the wines in barrel and picks out the best from the top-end estates...
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red burgundy 2011, Olivier Bernstein Maxis
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Olivier Bernstein, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru

Olivier Bernstein, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru
Aromatic violets, plums, cherries, sweet spices and herbs. Made from 80-year-old vines. A gorgeous, powerful Mazis that shows Bernstein’s skill in mixing detail with power and concentration.  18pts/20 (93/100pts)
Drink 2017–2026

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