Author Anthony D526Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 04/03/2014Drink Dates 2008-2023
Three cuvees: 25-35 year old vines, 45-50, & "old vines" (60-80). Consistent tasting notes. Fine dark color; very profound nose; very concentrated; lots of structure - the tannins are round & ripe and have finally softened and integrated (this wine always needs time in bottle to resolve its tannins but the '96 has developed a bit faster than the '93); rich pure fruit more like a Volnay without the rusticity typical of Pommard; some new oak; excellent fruit and acid balance; gorgeous long finish; drinking well now and will hold for many more years with plenty of fruit to last.