Medium red. Precise aromas of violet, cocoa powder, smoky oak and earth, with red berries emerging with aeration. Tighter in the middle palate than the Grands-Echezeaux, showing somewhat cooler, soil-driven flavors and a sexy dusty minerality, but this still boasts impressive breadth and fat. Finishes classically dry and extremely long, with building tannins. An exciting wine in the making but austere today and in need of a decade of patience.
The 2007s were always quite pale. Polished crimson. Very rich and almost medicinal nose with a touch of green vegetal life. Lovely elegance and raciness. So sweet and yet soaring, Gorgeous stuff. Firm finish. But such pleasure beforehand. Already lovely. Very neat and structured. Confident. Still quite firm tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030