Vinous – 91+
Good deep red with ruby tones. Reticent aromas of black cherry, dark raspberry, coffee and minerals, plus a lightly candied quality owing to the small, millerandé berries. Juicy, precise and penetrating but not at all dry; densely packed but showing a light touch and lovely energy. Finishes with refined tannins, restrained sweetness and excellent lift, with the wine’s salinity stimulating the taste buds.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2027
Burghound – 90-92
A notably ripe nose displays spice and highly complex aromas of cassis, plum liqueur, black raspberry and an interesting note of game. There is excellent volume and power and this couldn’t be more texturally different from the Aux Thorey. I like how well-integrated the tannins already are and this should amply reward a decade of more of cellaring.