A rich but high extracted nose that seems more like a northern Rhone wine that pinot leads to robust, moderately rustic flavors that are very firmly structured and culminate in a mouth coating finish of good if not exceptional length. It would be fair to say that this is particular in style and is not particularly well balanced nor does it remind me much of Burgundy.
Author: Allen Meadows
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
If the wine I tasted out of barrel is bottled without losing its extraordinary fruit and precision (i.e. little fining or filtration), it will be a blockbuster. Dark ruby-colored and exhibiting copious quantities of sweet dark fruits, violets, and traces of minerals, this wine is magnificently defined, elegant, and feminine. An intense, juicy, and fabulously pure core of candied cherries, plums, blueberries, and flowers can be found in this full-bodied, velvety, and admirably long wine.
Author: Pierre Rovani
Wine Spectator | Rating: 82
Ultrathick and ultradark, full-bodied and very ripe, showing plum, oak, vanilla, toasted bread, mocha and currant accents. Not so classy, but it's a mouthful of a wine, with loads of firm tannins. From Bertrand Devillard of Antonin Rodet.