This is a bottling that has quickly become a pet favorite of mine, as it is a deep old vine example of a climat (single vineyard site) of particularly finessed complexity. From the aromatics alone, you can tell that it is going to a more finessed, fine, limestone driven critter. In the mouth, its dark red fruited character has delicious sappy intensity, with a sense of sustain and proportion that is pure class, with persistent limestoney minerality, and light fine tannin. This is archetypal, harmonious, deep in flavor, and delicious….A little * awarded here. When I mentioned to Vincent that i’m a big fan of this one, he mentioned that it contains in roughly 50/50 proportion the oldest vines of the estate, planted in 1929, as well as young vines planted in 2007, one of his first big undertakings since joining the estate post studies. He pulled out the glass jar pictured above, something that they created when replanting the parcel in 2007, as they had dug deep into the subsoil to be able to see/illustrate the deep topsoil on top of the decomposed limestone underneath…….very cool….!
“(from deep, extremely hard soil that has plenty of what the Burgundians call têtes de moines, or large round stones that resemble a monk’s head). There is a touch of herbal tea to the overtly earthy aromas of both red and dark cherry and violet wisps. There is very good energy to the robust, muscular and intense medium weight plus flavors that exhibit evident rusticity on the structured and austere finale. This possesses very good development potential and is a wine that going to require at least some patience as it’s quite compact today. 91/2028+” Allen Meadows ————> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention” for the 2020, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE