Glorious old school nose of plum, red cherry that is ethereal, spices and has such a deep stoniness. Tree bark. Citrus rind. Chestnut. Palate is super concentrated, sappy and fresh. Wonderful cut and grip. Still needs to flesh out but boy will it In the next few hours. Velvety tannins and rocky/sweet fruit. Barely sweet. This is a burg that puts hair on your chest. The minerality is profound! Wow. What a showing. Can’t wait to see how this evolves. Finish is firggin’ epic. Almost 9.6. Likely will get there.
24 hours later it is there. Gorgeous purity. Unreal clarity and balance. 9.5 to 9.6. — 14 days ago
Nose has red apple flesh, dried lemon zest, sliced almonds, bag of green apples and undistinguished white flowers.
Palate has oxidized green apple peel, grapefruit pith, minor vanilla, dried apple slices, green herbs with minor salinity, medium acidity and medium finish. (Agree with Tanzer comments about being blurry on mid-palate.)
Sourced from four Beaune 1er Cru vineyard sites: Les Aigrots, Les Tuvilains, Les Sizies and Sur les Grèves. — 16 days ago
Forest floor and cherry nose w nice spice component. Tight structure w spice flavors and great length Throughly enjoyable now but will continue for at least a few more years — 6 days ago
What a nose. Just sick. Black cherry compote, black cherry skins and intense voluminous minerality. Gorgeous raspberry tones. Darker ones. Haunting. So complex and ethereal. Leather. Truffle. A 9.8 nose. Shows the pedigree of the site and the old vines. Magic. What a palate. Superb concentration, freshness and finesse. Long, compact and nimble. Terrific structure and palate intensity. Amazing fruit soak and just a finish that really spreads on the palate. Velvety and sweet tannins. Astounding length. This is ready to go and has just entered its drinking window. A wow wine. — 19 hours ago
Translucent garnet color. Primary aromas of tangy red berries. Typical wooded Burgundy farming, and undergrowth notes, humus. The tannins are finely integrated. Light to medium-bodied wine supported by a balancing freshness. Good quality, but it remains expensive for what it is compared to neighboring regions: Sancerres, Coteaux champenois for example.
Robe grenat translucide. Arômes primaires de petits fruits rouges acidulés. Élevage bourguignon boisé typique, et notes sous-bois, humus. Les tanins sont finement intégrés. Vin léger à mi-corsé porté par une fraîcheur équilibrante. De belle facture, mais ça reste cher pour ce que c’est au regard des régions voisines: Sancerres, Coteaux champenois par exemple. — 2 days ago
Nez de fruits noirs assez murs, cerises noires, mures, ça pinote et la bouche est tout aussi belle avec une texture suave, gourmande, des tannins assez puissants mais la texture et l’équilibre sont la, sérieux beau vin à attendre. 92-93
Nose of dark fruits, black cherries, very expressive as is the gorgeous fairly powerful palate, but with such a nice silky texture, great balance too, serious bottle to wait for a few years 92-93 — 17 days ago
I'd probably save my money for something more unique in the retail $80 range, BUT in the $30 clearance world, this is exceptional and I come out ahead. Intensity, concentration, texture, and assemblage that I'd generally have to shell out for. Drink this at a warmer cellar temp to get the full effect.
It smells like vanilla spiced lemon poppy seed coffee cake with cinnamon crumble. The mouth introduces tropical accents - lemon meringue, sweet pineapple, and starfruit.
The texture is a tight rope act of melting cream and acid - ying and yang, fair exchange. — 9 days ago