Soaring nose of wet stones, complex cherries. Early season and late season and mid season. Almost a cassis like intensity. So clean, so vivid and so deep aromas, palate is juicy and super complex already with the classic grippiness of CDC allied with powerfully concentrated flavors and very youthful fruit. Awesome palate and young but not inaccessible. A very stoney mineral and rocky finish. Incredible depth, power and stunningly detailed earthy sweetness. So pure and so clean. A classic and brilliant CDC. — 20 days ago
Really great food wine. — a month ago
Backwards and plummy on opening. Got prettier and more "vosne" with time. Spiced dark fruits — 8 days ago
As of 2016 this estate is at another level. Stunning nose that just lifts the whole room up it’s so pungent. Macaerated red cherries, complex spices, so much spice. Earthy. Mineral with loads of limestone. Hint of roses. Floral component comes through more as wine aerates. Also a savory, feral, meaty element. This nose has it all and constantly changes. Sweet and succulent with forceful, classic BOULEY tannins and wonderful purity and freshness. Palate is showing younger than the nose at this point but is just as stunning for its core of fruit, incredible concentration and ripe, Noble tannins. Long finish hints at so much more but man is this pure, energetic and vivacious. Amazing vivid fruit and you can tell the yields are low and the depth is deep ocean. — 22 days ago
Serious cellar potential, and that is probably where this one belongs for awhile. Very primary, dense, juicy and structured. Crunchy wild berries, gravelly mineral character and slightly herbaceous. This bottling needs more time than even the grand reserve Juliénas because of its much shorter elevage and early release time. It will surely reward, but showing some mutedness now.
*Day 3* Already considerably more rewarding. The tannin structure is muscular but supple, and there is more mid palate density and clarity. Showing some dried fruit aromas at this stage, but not to the point of feeling tired. I’m more confident that this will drink well in 2021 or perhaps 2020. — 6 days ago