Man, this is delicious. It has more matière (stuffing/substance), and is a deeper wine than the straight villages. The loveliness factor is in effect. It has a certain intensity of spiciness as well. A little * awarded here.
“A deeper dark purple colour, A livelier fresh raspberry fruit on the nose, some plums too. Much juicier with significant oak at the back but not dominating the fruit concentration. Drink from 2025-2029. Tasted: December 2022” 89-91 Jasper Morris
“A perfumed and more elegant nose features cool and spicy red and dark cherry scents along with a floral top note. There is a slightly finer mouthfeel to the somewhat less concentrated flavors that exude a bitter pit fruit character on the lingering finale that is shaped by admirably fine-grained tannins. This well-made effort is very Chambollesque and should repay mid-term keeping. (88-91)/2027+” Allen Meadows