Dark for the vintage, with a chunky, violet floral nose. There is some energy here. Rich and plush in the mouth, though by no means heavy. Some richesse and a touch of spice then some lovely lift in the finish. Chambolle-esque in the finish: Amoureuses if I’m going to be precise. Velvety, plush and mouthfilling. Cashmere. This is lovely. Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE, April 2014.
An unquestionable star of the vintage, this 18-acre vineyard is near Trotanoy, Latour a Pomerol and Clinet. The wine is made from 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Only 50% of the production made it into the Grand Vin label. Surprisingly it sports a lofty 13.4% natural alcohol. Deep ruby/purple, with notes of plum, blackcurrant, black cherry, incense and camphor, the wine shows surprising depth, a reasonably broad, succulent mouthfeel and a luscious, impressive finish. This is atypically rich, juicy and succulent for a 2013. Drink it over the next decade or more. Wine Advocate.August, 2014