Medium light garnet. Intense nose of bright red fruit with spices and some oak. Enters the palate with lots of lively acidity enrobed in ripe red fruit. Excellent, fresh mouth feel, soft tannins. Very elegant and not as rustic as Chambertins tend to be some time. Drink now with a bit of decanting. 94-95
This saturated, ruby-colored wine visually belies its ten years of age. It is a heavily-extracted yet elegant Pinot, well-worthy of its Grand Cru status. Intense wild berry, smoked meat, sage and lavender aromas and flavors are framed with fresh acidity, silky tannins and seamless alcohol (listed as 13%). The middle palate is solid and the smooth finish goes on and on. Early in its drinking window, this is classic-quality Burgundy which should remain ethereal over the next decade. Drink now-2025.
Definitely drinking window is now, very approachable within 30 minutes. Deep, musty, earth with some modest red cherry flavors, although somewhat muted fruit notes. A slight funkiness never blows off, giving it a true old world characterization. A tad bit of cork or is that Burgundian earthiness?
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