(This wine had been sulfited three weeks prior to my visit): Musky aromas of lemon and rock. Dense, fine-grained and thick, delivering superb intensity and lift to its flavors of lemon confiture and minerals. This is like chewing on crushed grapes. Finishes with outstanding mounting length. Cournut finds the Grandes Ruchottes more vibrant than this wine but both samples went straight to my third eye. As with the Grandes Ruchottes, Cournut has three barrels of this wine, two of them new.(ST) (9/2018)
92pts Allen Meadows - Burghound
(There is almost no topsoil in this particular parcel and the vines grow into fragmented, heavily fissured rock). Here too there is ample unabsorbed sulfur and matchstick aromas that dominates everything except a whiff of the exotic. More interesting are the seductively textured and lush medium weight flavors that possess a classy and refined mouth feel that includes a hint of minerality that becomes more prominent on the precise, saline and strikingly persistent finale.