Good deep red. Much fruitier on the nose than the Combe aux Moines, with raspberry and strawberry aromas nicely lifted by spicy oak and exotic flowers. Then juicy, fresh and penetrating, with a tight core of red fruit and mineral flavors nicely framed by ripe acidity. With time in the glass, this showed a creamier texture and serious but sweet tannins that suggest the wines will age gracefully and slowly.
CS. Attractive toasty oak, slightly reduced, dry and pretty oaky, seems to be hiding its colours. Clearly both elegant and powerful but not trying to please at the moment. Oak dominates on the finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014
Robert Parker 85
(Barrel sample). The nose is a little diffuse at this stage whilst the palate is light and rather ephemeral, lacing the grip of a solid premier cru Gevrey. Has its virtues: a smooth texture and a slightly savoury finish. Just does not quite cut the mustard. Tasted January 2007. Drink 2008-2012
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012