Shades of dried fruit rise on the palate of this substantially textured yet wellintegrated wine. Sizzling acidity freshens the concentrated full-fruited palate, while the that finish reveals black pepper and cigar accents. Editors’ Choice.
Juicy in strawberry and cherry, both thickly concentrated in flavor and richness, this is a bright, complex and tasty wine from the great site, which confounds with secondary characteristics of barbecue meat, char and vanilla bean.
Juicy, broad and thick, this red is nonetheless brightened by nervy acidity and tart tangled flavors of cherry and blackberry. Integrated and soft in texture, it delights in its earthy, savory elements of black pepper, mint and leather that contrast well against the fruit.
This comes from a well-known, historic old-vine site in the heart of the appellation’s Olivet Bench. Brawny in black fruit, leather and earthy grit, it shows a juicy midpalate of bright acidity that tempers its robustly ripe and rich tendencies.
Raisin, plum and cherry contrast against tart red currant in this “finest selection” from the producer. Juicy and broadly approachable, it has a likable thread of acidity that punctures through the hearty rich fruit and leathery texture.
Anise and slate are divided by a luxe blackberry perfume. The flavors mirror the aromas of this dark and shadowy red, which is blanketed in a sensual, early mouthfeel. Notes of violets, boysenberry, and caramelized fig become juicier as the wine opens up, and elegance ensues.