A cool and beautifully pure if somewhat reticent nose grudgingly offers up a ripe and fresh array of dark berry, cherry, raspberry, spice, forest floor and a floral top note. There is excellent drive to the sizeable medium weight flavours that flash focused power on the wonderfully refreshing finish that is presently compact and very tightly wound. Patience.
91-94 points, Allen Meadows, burghound.com.
Vivid coloration ranging from deep ruby to black-cherry. Their aromas suggest strawberry, blackcurrant, and gooseberry as well as fruit pits, liquorice, and spices. Violet, moss and underbrush are also likely to be present. On the palate, power, opulence and elegance unite to make a full and complex body, full of sap and voluptuosness textured. Keeping potential is 10 years minimum. Although these sumptuous Grands Crus share a family resemblance, each has its own distinctive nuances.