(70-year-old vines) Good red-ruby. Spicy, superripe nose hints at smoke and fresh blood; a bit reduced. Dense, ripe and sweet, verging on liqueur-like. Intriguing notes of stone and petrol, along with a faintly roasted element. A round, tannic wine with a slight dryness on the back. There's sound underlying minerality here, but today this sample could use a bit more verve.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Burghound | Rating: 93
As this terroir often does as it is one of the most elegant and sophisticated in all of Nuits, it has produced a gorgeously elegant red berry fruit nose suffused by an almost pungent minerality and saline character that continues onto the supple, fresh and vibrant medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent concentration and stunning if structured length. This is an intensely focused wine of harmony and drive with everything it needs for a long life. Highly recommended.