Rating: 89Rich and very expressive aromas that hint of earth and underbrush lead to structured, ripe and wonderfully intense flavors blessed with superb buffering extract and a mouth coating, notably long, moderately rustic finish. This delivers outstanding quality but it will require a few years of bottle age to shed the presently formidable tannic structure.Issue: 1st Quarter, 2004
Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, and reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 32 bottles owned
- 5 collectors