“Recommended source” 1 of 4 from Clive Coates.
Always a sturdier and darker fruited counterpart to the Clos Saint Jean’s pale and pretty, it seems that this is a classical expression of the richer clay soils of la Boudriotte, of greater fruit concentration and structure……
“Moderate wood and a hint of menthol stops short of fighting with the more deeply pitched and earthier aromas of pepper, red currant and dark cherry scents. There is excellent concentration to the rich medium-bodied flavors that are blessed with copious amounts of palate coating dry extract that imparts a velvety mouth feel to the moderately firm and rustic finale. This muscular effort should drink well both young and old. (89-92)/2021+” Allan Meadows
“Good dark red. Less expressive on the nose than the Clos Saint-Jean, with a touch of reduction currently muting the aromas of wild strawberry and spices. Intense and energetic, with a strong spine of acidity (this is the only one of these 2014s that was acidified) keeping the red fruit flavors a bit folded in on themselves today. Finishes with dusty, building tannins.” 90 points Steve Tanzer
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