Le 2006 a un nez frais, épicé, tandis que la bouche est ferme, un rien carrée pour le moment. Le vin est replié sur sa structure avec des tanins saillants. Finale légèrement abrupte, mais belle pureté de fruit. 17/20
90 ($38) Vivid red. Bright red berry, floral and mineral aromas are complicated by smoked meat and herbs. Very fresh on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors, gentle tannins and good back-end cut. There\’s a pinot-like precision to this wine that\’s really intriguing. Finishes brisk and clear.
15.5-17 – Nez très doux, notes de caoutchouc, chocolat et fruit noir. Corps profond, belle densite, une pointe d’alcool en finale.
90-93 –Deep ruby. The nose offers a seductive bouquet of smoky raspberry and cherry, complemented by fresh flowers and baking spices. Sweet red fruit flavors are accented by licorice and bitter chocolate, and finish with impressive focus and grip. This is strikingly elegant.
16.5 – drink 2016-30 – The Brunier brothers blend from several different terroirs is fresh and lively on the nose with fine, sandy tannins. There’s moderately good punch but it’s overall a little restrained somehow. The tannins are pretty dominant at this stage. Wait. Less impressive than I remember the 2004 being.
89 – from a strong vintage it boasts a deep ruby / purple color followed by beautiful notes of kirsh liqueur, licorice, spring flowers, and a hint of underbrush. Peppery, spicy, elegant, rich, full-bodied, and long, with surprising structure for the vintage, It will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age, and should age well for 15-18 years.
(89-91) – it is a wine of exceptionnal elegance. Revealing plenty of strawberry jam, kirsh, licorice, earth, and flower characteristics, it is a medium to full-bodied, precocious effort with supple tannin, low acidity, and loads of fruit as well as purity. It should drink beautifully for 10-15 years.