Layers of red fruit built to the explosive finish in this huge, powerful Clos Vougeot...rich, round and totally sensual and impeccably finessed.
Slightly high-toned aromas of crushed cherry, menthol, flowers and sweet oak. Sappy and savory on the palate, with a restrained sweetness to the dark fruit and licorice flavors and a complicating element of wild potpourri spices.
A bright and unusually expressive nose, given the way this wine usually shows, offers up notes of warm earth and ripe red currants that give way to detailed, intense and moderately austere medium-weight flavors...
Confident oak influence, dry tannins, very regimented structure. Firm and forbidding.