(deep clay soil with calcaire-|like in Gevrey,| notes Clavelier) Medium bright red. Aromas of cherry, menthol, lavender and Mediterranean flowers, plus a note of spicy oak. Less dense and more juicy in the mouth than the Combe Brulee, but without the same mineral tension. Ultimately a rather generous, spherical style but with the tannins showing today.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: January/February 2011
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Blackberry and bilberry aromas lead off, as the fruit flavors are augmented by hints of tar and spice. This is rich and supple, with a firm finish. Approachable now.