Medium red. Aromas of red cherry, raspberry, licorice, menthol and spices, plus an element of medicinal herbs that emerged with air. Juicy, bright and nicely delineated, with youthfully clenched black cherry fruit complicated by herbs and menthol. No shortage of power here. The substantial dusty tannins call for several years of aging.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2030
Robert Parker 91-93
The 2012 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules is one of their premier holdings with a propensity to age with class. It has a fragrant, more floral bouquet with fine delineation – perhaps more feminine than the other Beaune premier crus. The palate is ripe and generous on the entry. This has good substance and breeding, the quality of the terroir really coming through on the persuasive finish that lingers long in the mouth. This Clos des Ursules is brimming over with confidence and class. Bravo!