A discreet hint of wood frames a nose that is compositionally similar to the old vines cuvee though here the fruit is slightly riper as well as a bit elegant. The rich and enveloping flavors possess excellent volume on the precise, mineral-inflected and wonderfully complex finish that evidences fine punch and moderate austerity at this young stage. This offers terrific quality for a villages level wine and is recommended.
Below Mazis. Again, pale ruby. Interesting. Really snappy, attention-grabbing richness and nuance. Racy. Pretty rewarding unless you are an absolute purist. Rich and lively. 150% charm.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025