Vinous – 90
Medium red. Reduced nose hints at briary berries and pepper. Then almost surprisingly ripe, lush and sweet in the mouth, with a silky texture and excellent breadth for the year. But the Echezeaux is still a bit more open and appealing today.
Robert Parker – 87
Bright pale ruby colour. There are some nice wild strawberry, beetroot and fresh cracked black pepper aromas on the nose that are a little thwarted by a stemmy / tomato leaf character. The palate is thinner than one would expect and a bit hollow in the middle. A crisp backbone of acidity provides some lift yet the medium+ level of astringent tannins lends a touch of bitterness to the long finish. Drink now – 2014. Tasted October 2008.
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2014