• The Guzz wrote: 92 points

    August 17, 2021 - Had a few 06s recently and this topped the pack. Good secondary nose of better than average perfume. Still dark but softened palate of robust deep fruit and pretty spice. For my taste drinking well now.

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  • Rani Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 17, 2021 - Opened 6 hours before drinking and slow oxed. Really wonderful nose of black cherry, strawberry and sousbois in the rain. On the palate rather harsh at first, suffers from that 2006 thing of bitter tannins. But lots of fruit and overall still primary. I’m just not sure about these 2006s and how they will age - if the fruit fades bad the tannins persist they won’t be pleasant.

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  • L-C. wrote: 87 points

    October 31, 2020 - A bitter-sweet experience: the nose is such a promise, powerful, complex; there's ripe dark fruit, sous-bois and some headiness, maybe a touch of VA. A sip reveals the snag: harsh, drying tannins. Yet another illustration that 2006 has produced quite hard wines that, if not enjoyed young, have a hard time coming around (if ever). Very long though. A pity. Will time heal some of this? I'll make a last attempt in five years.

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  • Lipsman wrote: 88 points

    August 2, 2020 - Drying out. Well past it’s prime. Cherries, smoke, and earthy flavors. Short mid palate. Give it a vigorous decant and let it breathe for an hour. Perfect for Burgers ‘n Burgundy. Drink up now.

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  • Lipsman wrote: 88 points

    May 6, 2019 - This is drying out. It is a bit astringent, short on fruit. I’m not sure it ever had much but it certainly won’t improve with more time. Smooth, as the tannins have melded, but not particularly enjoyable.

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  • thomasito2001 Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 13, 2019 - Dark red, concentrated visual aspect. Still somewhat primary with clear notes of elevage, the nose is built around black fruits. Palate is very easy going, easily drunk but still quite primary. Medium-high bodied, but very little typicality and nothing to distinguish it from his 2006 Boudots stable mate. Winemaker dominates terroir (which is fine) but in a rather impersonal (though competent) manner.

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  • MC wrote:

    March 17, 2019 - Decanted 2 hours and enjoyed over the following 2 hours. Some dark brown showing a bit of age in the color. Earth and some spice with a hint of red fruits on the nose. Austere but approachable and not bad with steak. More air didn’t help this open further. Would give this a couple of years. A-

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  • jnewman77 Likes this wine:

    November 21, 2018 - Bottle variation is so interesting to me; the prior bottle from the same source seemed very mature and secondary; this bottle is fresh and vibrant! The nose here is very classy with beautiful red fruits, Chinese 5 spice, and just hints of earth, leaf litter, and a touch of sanguine. The palate is much fresher and still quite structured; it is beautiful with food right now; based on this bottle, this has 3-5 years of upside and should hold for at least a decade. Delicious.

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  • Saint-Exupéry Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 14, 2018 - Decanted 2 hours before dinner. Very bright, intense ruby color. The nose leans towards the red fruit spectrum. The flavors and texture are all Vosne, elegant and very fresh with a touch of spices. At the beginning of its drinking window with a bit of secondary development. Obvious upside potential. Next bottle in 5 years.

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  • Mascarello59 wrote: 90 points

    April 13, 2018 - Consistent with my previous note.

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