Vinous | Rating: 97Bright dark red. Raspberry and a touch of reduction on the nose. Then dense, sappy and high-pitched in the mouth, with terrific intensity and saline complexity to the intense red berry flavors. Notes of menthol and crushed stone contribute to an impression of youthful tightness. Harder to taste today than the classic Clos de Beze, which is showing more energy and salty minerality in the early going. But this is subtler and longer on the aftertaste, with a distinctly floral, feminine character that reminded me of a great Chambolle-Musigny. Very different in style from Faiveley's |basic| Clos de Beze, but is it better?Author: Stephen Tanzer
Burghound | Rating: 97Here the wood and menthol influences are a good deal less subtle and while they don't dominate the even spicier and slightly riper liqueur-like cassis, plum and herbal tea aromas, they're certainly in the way. Otherwise the succulent and opulent massively-scaled flavors possess seemingly endless reserves of dry extract that make the mid-palate and finish of this very firmly structured and almost painfully intense effort appear almost pliant. But make no mistake as this too is very clearly built for the very long haul and I wouldn't touch a bottle for at least 15 years and 20 may ultimately prove to be too soon.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
- 20 bottles owned
- 4 collectors