Jasper Morris – 97
Clear bright purple. Intense fruit, pure and impressive. Not a blockbuster but with class. The absolute opposite in style to the other example (Gros Frère & Soeur), this is very tightly wound yet with superb class and intensity. A dynamic wine with a long term future.
Burghound – 95
A discreet but not invisible touch of wood frames restrained spice and again markedly floral aromas of black cherry, violet, plum and anise. As is typically the case there is more size, weight and power to the medium weight plus flavors that also brim with dry extract that both coats the palate and largely buffers the firm tannic spine on the sleek, focused and hugely long finale where a hint of bitter cherry appears. Plenty of patience will be required.
Vinous – 95
(aged in 80% new oak; this has a pH around 36, which is typical of these 2016s): Bright medium red Lovely violet lift to the subdued aromas of black cherry and minerals Sweeter and richer than the Echézeaux, but still restrained in the middle palate, offering notes of spicy red berries, flowers and minerals The above wine is more accessible today, but this wine impresses with its explosive, mounting peacock’s tail of a finish, which stains the finish and lingers without any loss of energy This wine is built for a graceful evolution in the bottle but it’s also amazingly showy today
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2036