This is juicy and well weighted. I like the level of fruit ripeness. Great blend of red zip and dark mass. But also a tension, a balance with the acidity and a mineral skeleton that keeps it fresh. Better balance than the Santenay.
(45 to 50 year old vines situated in 6 separate lieux-dits). Notes of menthol and wood surround the pepper and earth-suffused aromas of both red and dark pinot fruit. While there is good richness, volume and mid-palate concentration to the medium-bodied flavors, there is a touch of dryness on the slightly short finish. This may eventually age out but that is not a given.
Drinking range: 2020 –
Rating: 87Allen Meadows (Apr 2018)