($110) Pure, fine aromas of lemon, lime, flowers and minerals; an essence of hillside Chassagne. Offers a chewy impression of solidity and superb tensile strength and inner-palate energy. Almost salty with extract, and enlivened by racy acidity. Very powerful, young and long wine, finishing with impressive thrust. This, too, will require extended aging.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: September/October 2006
Burghound | Rating: 91
A generously wooded nose replete with floral and intense white pepper notes precedes extremely spicy, rich, full-bodied and thick flavors that retain a surprising amount of detail and like the Dents de Chien, there is grand cru size and weight to the powerfully long, citrus-infused finish. Again, the wood is more than I personally prefer but the underlying quality of the raw materials cannot be reasonably disputed.
An exceptionally ripe white Burgundy, considering the vintage characteristics and crop size, this youngster was brimming w/ flesh and exuberant fruit. Quince, vanilla custard, fresh tangerines and toasty brioche notes fill the wine?s sappy, round bodied personality. Those that aren'twooed by primary force will likely need to hold onto this bottling for at least 3-4 more years, and the cellaring should progress smoothly, thanks to the wine?s bright acidity which keeps things honest.