Vinous – 94
Healthy dark red. Pure but reticent aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate and violet. Intensely flavored and sharply delineated, displaying terrific energy to its sappy flavors of blackberry, licorice and violet. Conveys an impression of strong acidity for the year, which the inclusion of some of the stems no doubt amplifies. Beautifully balanced Nuits-Saint-Georges with a firm tannic spine and lingering salty minerality. I’m not sure I would have identified this wine as a 2015.
Burghound – 91-94
(Outstanding) Here the expressive nose combines notes of spice, various floral elements and a range of both red and dark pinot fruit aromas. The wonderfully, indeed seductively textured medium weight plus flavors brim with plenty of dry extract that buffers the firm and ripe tannins on the sleek, muscular and strikingly persistent finale. This is excellent and should amply reward extended keeping.
Decanter – 92
Opulent, oaky raspberry nose, packed with fruit. Rich and fully ripe, very concentrated, with firm tannins that give ample grip and structure. Robust and powerful, with drive and length.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030