Fresh Cherry, hints of raspberry some light black pepper mineral and earthy notes. Light and fresh body. Silky. Was quite enjoyable on its own and with our Vegetable Torlou. The best news is that the wife loved it and our challenge to get her to enjoy Pinot Noir (specifically Burgundy) — 10 days ago
I’m not a fan of pinot noirs but this is one of the most complex, dry and enjoyable ones. Would be great with seafood or when you need a little lighter wine. — 15 days ago
Been a bit over a year. Nose has gorgeous blackberry and wonderful stoniness and also black cherry. Very perfumed, very vivid and very defined aromas. The nobility of Rugiens comes through. Wow the blackberry is so pure and sappy. Palate needs some time to get it together but it is all there and the balance and finesse are elite. Ripe, juicy and substantial tannins that will flesh out and succumb to fruit within an hour or three as that intense blackberry really shows vividly on the finish. Really persistent. Fantastic.
After 3 hours the nose becomes dizzying in its expansiveness and intensity but the palate is only slowly opening. Think this will better tomorrow.
Ok, at 7 hours in this is getting great. That complete seductive texture is there now along with more density of fruit. — 4 days ago
Grapes sourced from three different villages, organic vineyards in Savigny-lès-Beaune: Les Planchots, Aux Champs des Pruniers and Dessus de Vermots. Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits adding wafts of smoky notes. On the palate flavors of apple, lemon citrus and oaky notes, well balanced with acidity. Long finish, nice mouthfeel ending with crisp fruit, mineral and smoky yeasty character. Very nice, will age well! — 15 days ago
Encore une fois quel beau vin expressif, gourmand, du fruit rouge généreux, des épices douces, un bel équilibre, ç a se boit tout seul, très bien. 90-91
Gorgeous and generous red fruit, spices, soft to medium bodied, very expressive and nicely balanced, drinks easy yet gives a lot for the price. — 2 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. — 9 days ago
Lovely floral accent to the plump red fruit aromas. Mouthfilling, spicy red fruit on the palate. Floral notes come through again on the back end. Good stuff. — 8 days ago