Vinous – 90-92
(vinified with 60% whole clusters): Bright, dark red. Restrained aromas of black cherry and licorice show a slightly medicinal aspect. Fatter than the premier crus but less showy today, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve and little easy early sweetness. This rather backward wine finishes with plush, palate-saturating tannins and a strong repeating licorice quality, but some emerging dryness limited my enthusiasm.