JancisRobinson.com – 17.0
Quite raw on the nose and big and bold and very fruity. Hard on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2024
Burghound – 90-92
A notably ripe and elegantly spicy mixture of cassis, black and blue berry plus red pinot fruit gives way to generous, fleshy and quite rich medium-bodied flavors that possess more volume than usual before culminating in an extract-rich finish that carries its structure effortlessly. This will need the better part of a decade to reach its peak. (Drink starting 2020)
Vinous – 91-93
Good bright red. Aromas of black cherry, licorice, mint and bitter chocolate. Sweet, sappy and stuffed with fruit; a distinct small-berry character gives this wine an impression of power. Saline, medicinal wine with a long, youthfully tight finish. Solid tannins give this premier cru a firm structure for aging. There was a high percentage of millerandage here, said Pascal Lachaux, as with his Suchots and Reignots.