Vinous – 96
Bright, dark red Much more closed on the nose than the Mazoyères-Chambertin, offering aromas of dried rose petal and smoky minerality Less demonstrative on the palate as well, but aeration brings up wonderfully intense, penetrating flavors of red berries, brown spices, peony, pepper and smoky minerality Conveys a powerful impression of dry extract in a very silky, subtly sweet package Finishes very long, with noble tannins, repeating red fruits and a vibrant spiciness that perks up the salivary glands This knockout wine is fresher in bottle that it was from barrel in late 2015, when it was more dominated by lower-toned soil components
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2037
JancisRobinson.com – 18+
NB not domaine but grown by Pierre Damoy and picked by Christophe Perrot-Minot. ‘I don’t like Maison’, says Christophe. 50-year-old vines just opposite Le Chambertin. This really makes you take notice! Satin texture and very savoury. Grapes have to be fresh. Very exciting, even explosive. Very cool but concentrated. Very long indeed.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045