Evident wood and menthol elements frame the mostly cool and reserved dark berry fruit, earth and freshly turned earth aromas. The rich broad-shouldered flavors possess excellent punch and minerality while flashing obvious muscle on the stony, chiseled and powerful finish that is once youthfully austere and linear. Like the Grands Ech, this is going to need considerable time to shed its very firm tannic shell.
Cask sample. Intense and concentrated nose. Good balance with near-majestic fruit almost covering the oaky structure. Definitely the star of the tasting even if slightly lighter than the most majestic Chambertin.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2043