The counterpoint Grand cru from an outstanding upper slope, terraced terre blonde lieu dit that I have been a huge fan of since encountering Stéphane Ogier’s example (that now costs $250+ per bottle)….From finer sand-like decomposed rock and smaller stones, the face of the blonde’s finesse meets mineral power and poise is featured here. Color me psyched to be able to offer this one, their smallest and rarest production. Its first vintage was 2013, thus it is much less well known than the Rochins. I have a few more bottles to play with, so go for it if you’ve got it…..!! The price and prestige of this one is only increasing with time…..
“Fresh dark berries, cherry liqueur, Moroccan spices and candied violet on the nose, along with a bright mineral element that builds in the glass. Concentrated yet energetic on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors that are given structure by a spine of vibrant minerality. Clings with excellent tenacity on the discreetly tannic finish, leaving behind smoky mineral and floral notes.” 94-96 Josh Raynolds