Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (JS-93-94)
The stunning floral depth to the nose is very attractive here with plenty of roses and violets, as well as ripe red cherries. Very plush, long and layered tannin weave with an expressive, fleshy and round center. There’s softness, as well as a bit of cut from the 50 per cent whole-cluster ferment. Try from 2022.
TASTING NOTE: Intense aromas of red fruit and spices entwined with oaky hints. This wine is a perfect marriage of the elegance of its terroir and the power of its Grand Cru standing. Very good ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: Roasts or meat dishes in sauce, medium-flavoured cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 17C to 18C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 10 years and more
MATURING: 12 to 14 months in French oak, with 45 to 60% new oak.
AGEING: The cellars located in the Bastions of the ancient Chateau de Beaune offer ideal ambient conditions. Thanks to their natural hygrometry and constant temperatures, the Grands Crus enjoy from their first youth an environment that is perfectly adapted to tranquil ageing.
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Limestone and clay with stones
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