"(the fruit was mostly destemmed but not crushed, but a small quantity of whole clusters went into the bottom of the tank): Medium red. Classy soil-inflected aromas of black raspberry, violet and smoky minerals. Wonderfully intense yet almost magically seamless, showing explosive sappiness to its pungent dark berry and salty mineral flavors. The noble tannins are buried under a wave of fruits and minerals on the extremely long, palate-saturating finish. "A beautiful baby today," says Saouma. This wine, too, received a soft vinification. Brilliant potential."
Allen Meadows - Burghound:
"This too is strikingly complex though the aromatic profile is not at all the same as this is much spicier with layered red berry fruit, earth, exotic tea and forest floor aromas that are much less sauvage-inflected. The spice characters continue onto the very rich and imposingly scaled, intense and delineated broad-shouldered flavors that possess an overt muscularity and power, all wrapped in a tension-filled, austere and very firm finish. This is a big Clos de Bèze with a stiff but not hard tannic spine that will require a very long snooze in a cold cellar."