Vinous – 89-91
Bright lemon-yellow color. Restrained aromas of mirabelle, yellow flowers and clove. Brisk but not hard, offering a lovely sugar/acid balance to its intense lemon zest and spice flavors. Finishes with good cut but a touch of youthful rigidity. These vines were originally planted in the 1950s but a lot of them have been replaced through the years.
JancisRobinson.com – 16.5
Less immediately expressive than the straight Chassagne. Sulphur shows a bit at the moment. On the palate, a caressing creaminess – but not really a standout. All present and correct. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2026