Just stellar. Cherry, raspberry, pomegranate fruits intertwined with earth, all spice and hint of barrel. Superb texture with supple tannins with a hint of whole stem flavors. Red fruits and nice vibrancy with a mineral jolt. Close to peak but should be fab for 5 to 8 more years. — 2 months ago
Heavy with a lot of petrol on the nose. Went down well though — 2 months ago
Red cherry, wild strawberry and cranberry fruit tones supported by a hint of damp leaf and cardamon spice. Silky texture with red fruit and surprising freshness in context of the vintage. Enjoyable now but should be in this spot for 4 to 6 years. — 2 months ago
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. — 24 days ago
Full bodied style — 2 months ago