Limestone and clay-limestone over marl. Not made in 2016. Super-creamy citrus nose but still mineral and chalky. Creamy and with some oak spice on the palate. Generous in fruit but tightly bound up in the structure. Eye-watering grapefruit freshness. Very good intensity. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2027
The 2017 Bourgogne le Chapitre Rouge was reductive during élevage, according to Pataille, and had consequently been racked in July. It has a very mineral-driven bouquet, more black fruit than red; subtle flinty/graphite scents emerge with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin and a grippy, limestone-tinged finish. One of the most saline and masculine of Pataille’s 2017, but there is a symmetry about it that augurs well for the future.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028