Vinous – 92
The 1993 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is definitely one of the better wines from the decade. It is looking quite mature with wide bricking on the rim. But I adore the bouquet of vivacious red berry fruit, undergrowth (damp moss and fern) and veins of dried blood. The palate is medium-bodied with nicely pitched acidity. It is a lighter style of wine compared to those made under Sylvain Pitiot, and the finish is actually reminiscent of a Côte de Beaune. This is clearly à point, so do not hesitate to open bottles now. Tasted at the Clos de Tart vertical at Ten Trinity in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2025
Burghound – 91
The bottle in the tasting was not entirely clean and I have substituted a more representative note from another bottle tasted several years ago. This is a somber wine yet beautiful in its fashion with a striking mix of highly complex primary and secondary aromas nuanced by spice, earth and game notes that lead to rich, full and delineated medium full flavors that possess a structured, robust, indeed even slightly rustic mouth feel. The hugely long finish is dramatic, complex and mineral-infused while possessing a moderately austere character. For my taste, this has reached a drink or hold stage where it could be drunk now with food or left in the cellar for almost as long as one would like as the ’93 will live for years.