Robert Parker – 95
The 2016 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru wafts from the glass with a glorious bouquet of dark berries, rose petals, candied peel, rich soil and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and layered, with excellent concentration, satiny tannins and a fleshy core of succulent and pure fruit, concluding with a long, precise finish. It’s a bit sappier than the richer, more gourmand 2015 rendition but the two wines are similar in ultimate quality.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
JancisRobinson.com – 17+
Rather nice medicinal aroma over the ripe red fruit, plenty of core intensity but the palate is surprisingly yielding in terms of tannins. Some varnish aromas on the finish. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2041