Initially, and not so surprisingly, tightly wound not very giving. After allowing some time in the decanter it turns the corner after about 90 min. Reduction and woodsmoke blows off and fruit comes to the forefront. You smell, you immediately know it’s Grand Cru from the depth of aromas that have finally revealed themselves. After about 2 hours in the decanter, they become explosive and jump from the glass, unquestionably of GC intensity. The glass becomes hard to put down.
Red and blue fruit, red florals, créme de anglaise, exotic spices. Oak is detectable but it’s not obtrusive. There’s good power and serious concentration, but at the same time it has such elegance and refinement. I’ve had mixed experiences with Grand Cru (or of the ‘equivalent’) 14’s. Some, like Fourrier CSJ, Dujac Malco and Rousseau Charmes, show better initially and then kinda shut down. This wine, similar to Bachelet Charmes (shockingly), unfurls over time and just continues to get better and better and more giving. Of course, the palate needs some time catch up with the nose, as is common with 14’s I’ve had, but this is definitely one of the more balanced all around from the vintage I’ve had at this point. For the most part, 14’s seem to be in a great place right now. I really like the vintage. — a month ago
Tasted blind. Phenomenal bouquet that easily led us to Grand Cru Burgundy. I had the region being a Morey St. Denis GC and originally felt it was 2014 but changed my guess to 2010. Should have trusted my gut! The wine was shockingly open, so giving and not as primary as I would have expected. Superb density and finesse and so silky on the palate. Fantastic. — 2 months ago
What a great PulignyVillages, slight reduction, barely, lemon zest, crisp, sharp, tense and pure, clean, elegant and classy, wow. 91-92
Superbe Puligny Villages, soupçon de reduction, zeste de citron, frais, fin, élégant, pur, très tendu, délicieux et long en bouche, wow! 91-92 au moins — a month ago