JancisRobinson.com – 17.5
White clays give rather firm tannins. Quite dark crimson. Concentrated almost animal notes with a firm corset. A bit reticent and very dry for the moment. Definitely one for the cellar!
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2034
Vinous – 90-92
(from a mix of 40- and 60-year-old vines): Good bright red. Less showy on the nose today than the 1er cru, with a distinctly darker fruit character and strong spiciness. Then juicy and sweet but a bit youthfully dry-edged on the palate, with noteworthy definition to the flavors of black cherry and licorice. Finishes with very good length and backbone. This wine should benefit from the sweetening influence of a racking.