($78) Good deep red. Musky aromas of redcurrant, minerals, brown spices and leather. Sweet on entry, then rather tight and closed in the middle palate, with lurking flavors of red berries. Less deep than the best '05s at this address, but still concentrated by Burgundy standards.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
Bottled the week before I visited, his 2005 Morey-St.-Denis en la Rue de Vergy displays aromas of fresh, ripe plum, black cherry, bitter herbs and toasted nuts. Ripe plum and black cherry along with deep rich meatiness mingle in the mouth with notes of mineral salt and iodine and sweet nut oil nuances. Creamy in texture and boasting remarkably fine tannins for a village wine and no hint of its 50% new wood, this finishes with a flattering persistence of crisp, subtly-bitter fresh fruit skin and fascinating mineral suggestions. It should drink fabulously over at least a 5-7 year period.
Author: David Schildknecht
Burghound | Rating: 91
Moderate reduction knocks the aromas down but there is good freshness and vivacity in the mouth with striking detail and the hallmark minerality of this vineyard that surfaces on the round yet firm finish. This if a terrific villages that should offer mid-term cellaring potential. Recommended.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 1st Quarter, 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
There's a pure core of black cherry, but this closes up quickly. Firm and tight on the palate, with a long finish and a blackberry aftertaste.