Here the wood influence is a bit more obvious though it remains sufficiently well-integrated that it does not detract from the appeal of the violet, plum liqueur and menthol scents. There is excellent punch and solid detail characterizing the delicious middle weight flavors where the supporting tannins are somewhat finer, all wrapped in a lingering and dusty finish that possesses moderately good complexity.
John Gilman 91+
Guillaume Camus raised his fine, old vine Pimentiers in fifteen percent new wood in 2015, which really seems like a perfect percentage for this wine. The wine jumps from the glass in a fine aromatic constellation of red plums, cherries, a touch of orange peel, refined soil tones, Savigny spice and hint of the pigeon to come. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows off excellent mid-palate depth, with fine focus and grip, lovely balance and a long, fine-grained and very promising finish. This is 12.9 percent octane in this vintage!
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2060