Vinous – 95/100
The 2016 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru has a gorgeous bouquet with perfumed mulberry and cranberry scents laced with rose petal, the new oak beautifully integrated. The palate is full of energy, tensile from the beginning, almost steely in terms of focus. There is a surfeit of gorgeous, if tightly wound black fruit, a slight confit note towards the finish and thrilling balance throughout. Outstanding, if not quite the most ethereal amongst an impressive flight of Grand Crus from the appellation. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2050