Once again, 2014s moderate sense of succulent balance and harmony has rendered a classic example of their flagship Monopole Clos Pitois, a perennial best buy. This has broader palate coating amplitude, slightly darker fruit tone, and a bit more mineral mass than the Gravières, with a bit more underlying structure. And people always complain that good Burgundy is so expensive…..label lickers!!! This one got a little star * too.
“(a huge 3 ha monopole of the Domaine, planted 50% each to pinot and chardonnay; the pinot vines are approximately 60+ years of age). A ripe yet cool nose is comprised by markedly earthy and softly spicy aromas of mostly plum and dark currant. There is fine volume and even better mid-palate concentration to the broad-shouldered but not really rustic flavors that exhibit a lovely minerality on the mildly austere, complex and balanced finale. This is a lovely effort that should also drink well young but reward 5 to 8 years of cellar time. 91/2020+” Allan Meadows