Dark cherry licorice on the nose accented by menthol and herb, and faintly, flowers on the nose. Plenty of verve and acidic structure makes this taste young yet, to me, but the middle weight red Pinot fruit is racy and tasty, layers of ripe raspberry and cherry licorice. This has charm but not ballet dancer grace on the tongue and leaves an impression on the palate. More Nuits St. George than Volnay if you will forgive the conceit.
Red currant, red pepper, vanilla, brown spice on the nose. Good focus to the red plum and cassis flavors, plenty of structure, and I like the length as well as the sweet blue currant on the finish. Evident wood, however.
A bit too much reliance on the oak for my liking, especially because there is serious material backing this up. Why fuck that up by treating the wine in what tastes to me like new American oak?
Having said that, I see upside here warranting further cellaring, and could diminish the wood.
Fragrant red and black plum, cocoa, also on the nose. Evident ripeness on the nose here. Black plum flavors are intensely structured, some black currant pucker on the corners of the mouth, blackberry on the midpalate, and sweet black licorice on the finish. This starts very ripe, but stiffens up on the mid-palate. A lot of structure to resolve here, so if you are holding out, I would suggest more time (a couple years, at least).
The score I gave could prove absolutely conservative, because there is clearly an exceptional depth to the material, but also tannin to burn.