Good bright red. Musky raspberry, minerals and game on the nose, lifted by a floral topnote. Lush and aromatic in the mouth, with lovely sweetness for the vintage. Strong flavors of spicy red fruits are echoed by a subtle whiplash of a finish. The tannins build with aeration, but there’s plenty of supporting flesh and flavor. This is distinctly gutsier wine than it appeared to be from barrel a year ago.
A relatively rare premier cru in the south of grand cru territory near Mazis. Planted in 1940. Very deep crimson. Very seductive with a super-direct perfume. Silky texture with crackling freshness. Some spice. Fresh finish. I can’t see any obvious ladybird influence! Very clean but the acidity is quite noticeable.
Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017