International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96(50% vendange entier ): Full ruby-red. Discreet spicy aromas of blackberry, licorice and cocoa powder, with hints of minerals and peony. Extremely intense but very backward, showing an almost youthfully bitter quality to the black fruit, licorice and mint flavors. Most impressive today on the very long finish, which features substantial dusty tannins and conveys an impression of tightly coiled energy. This wine may well need a decade of bottle aging.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: January/February 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Bursting with black cherry, black currant, violet and savory notes, this is concentrated, yet refined and lively. Exhibits ample flesh around the solid tannins, leaving a balanced impression on the long finish.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Burghound | Rating: 96Vinified with 40% whole clusters. A gorgeously spicy and beautifully layered nose offers up notably ripe aromas of violets, plum and warm earth. There is impressive volume to the full-bodied and opulently rich flavors that are blessed with an abundance of mouth coating sap that imparts a velvety mouth feel and pushes the very firm tannic spine to the background on the strikingly long and suave finish where a subtle touch of minerality surfaces.Author: Allen Meadows
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
- 48 bottles owned
- 8 collectors