Robert Parker 93
The Roty 2006 Mazis-Chambertin displays liqueur-like richness of cherry and black raspberry, backing up Philippe Roty’s general comment about the vintage that if he had not hurried up in harvesting, he’d have ended up with over-ripeness. But for all of the soothing unctuous richness of fruit and glycerin on display here, there is a streak of invigorating, vintage-typical tartness and savory salinity. Alkaline, chalky, and peat-like undertones add to the sense of mineral presence, especially in the wine’s long finish. The abundant tannins here are fine-grained and well-covered. I would anticipate at least a dozen years of pleasure from this, but – unless it seizes up – I cannot see any reason to defer the initial pleasure of its company.