He is lucky enough to have more than 0.5 ha but had to buy out his three sisters: ‘Inheritance isn’t easy – especially in France.’ Savoury and rich at the same time. Very majestic and easy to like, not reserved admittedly – quite a sweet style – the antithesis of de Vogue for example. Lovely stuff – very easy to like. Perhaps not for purists.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030
Good deep, bright red. Knockout nose combines liqueur-like red fruits, minerals, coffee and smoky, spicy, nutty oak. Sappy and suave, saturating every square millimeter of the mouth with berry, mineral and Oriental spice flavors framed by harmonious acidity. Still a bit youthfully aggressive today, finishing with firm, building tannins and explosive rising length. Offers a near-perfect fruit/mineral balance. This has the size of a grand cru and really calls for eight to ten years of cellaring.