"(just 12 barrels made from 2.1 hectares, compared to 51 in 2017): Deep, bright ruby-red. Huge, sappy aromas of kirsch and black raspberry are almost liqueur-like but maintain good energy. Incredibly thick yet tangy on entry, then densely packed and extremely concentrated, in more of a 2015 style. And yet the silky, very deep dark fruit and chocolate flavors avoid coming off as heavy. Offers an uncanny combination of solidity and lift. Rossignol told me he destemmed this wine from rocky, iron-rich soil because 'it's already massive and too powerful to vinify with stems.'"
(92-93) points, Stephen Tanzer (January 2018)
"A very pungent nose of reduction and wood leads to impressively dense and scaled medium-bodied flavors that flash plenty of muscle while exhibiting a touch of rusticity on the lingering and balanced finish. This too will require ample patience."
(90-92) points, Allen Meadows (April 2018)