This wine has only been in bottle for about one week so should get better and better in the bottle. These grapes from these 70 year-old vines (that border the vines of Domaine Leroy) were harvested a full three weeks after the bans de vendanges, yet only come into the cuverie at 13.5°. The screw-cap version is oversold, so this is tasted from the cork sealed bottle. The nose develops a really creamy base though I didn’t stay with it long enough to see much more than a little extra width. Understated excellence on the palate, the multiple flavours just cling and cling to the inside of your mouth leaving a soft coating over your teeth. Will be fantastic.
19 / 20
Deeply perfumed beauty on the nose. Touch of liquorice and sweet spice.
Chewy but very supple tannins like tender spring lamb. Fresh with depths to be plumbed. Beautiful in mind and body. Impossible to rush. Incredibly moreish.
A round, full-bodied wine that goes for the generous, opulent fruity aspect of red Burgundy with its big, blowsy red fruits, just kept in check by tannins. The acidity is lively and fresh, keeping pace with the intense vibrant fruits. Screwcap. — R.V.
A serious red, with a brooding, but never surly, character. Concentrated cherry, blueberry, violet and tobacco notes are vivid and pure, with dense tannins providing support. It's very fresh and picks up some oak spice on the finish. Don't be put off by the screw cap. Best from 2015 through 2035. 30 cases made. –BS