Robert Parker 89+
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière has a composed bouquet with cranberry and brambly black fruit, the oak neatly integrated here though tightly wound. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, cedar-tinged black fruit, a little spiciness here with some dryness just curtailing the creamy-textured finish. There is class here but I maintain that it was not Christophe’s best in 2013. Tasted September 2016
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
Bright, dark red-ruby. Dark berry aromas are complicated by musky earthy nuances. Concentrated, energetic wine with a chewy, tactile mouthfeel to its dark fruit flavors; fresh acidity gives it excellent inner-mouth tension. Finishes with firm but ripe tannins and building length. Very successful, solidly structured wine.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028