Bright, deep red. Enticing aromas of raspberry, flowers and chocolatey oak. Sweet and silky but nicely delineated and firmly built, showing more concentration and energy than the examples from Nuits-Saint-Georges. In fact, this stains the palate on the firmly tannic back end. Has the backbone for a graceful evolution in bottle.
Light crimson. Good focus and energy. Some real race and class. Dry finish so still a bit awkward. These three Arnoux-Lachaux wines at Lay & Wheeler I found a little disappointing.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2023