Pure roses on the nose. So aromatic. Blue fruits, too. Full-bodied and very compact. The quality of tannins and fruit are superb. Give it time to develop in the bottle. Can you wait five years?
This is sufficiently reduced that I would strongly suggest decanting it if you're going to open a bottle young in the name of 'science'. In contrast to the nose there is excellent freshness and verve to the well-delineated and intensely mineral-driven middle weight plus flavors that are finer yet more powerful than those of the Charmes, all wrapped in a beautifully textured finale due in large part to the very fine-grained tannins. This is a very classy wine that competes with the Musigny for the best in the range. In a word, gorgeous.
The 2015 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru has an elegant, floral bouquet with violets petals and wild hedgerow scents infusing the dark cherry and raspberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a confit-like entry, a fine thread of acidity, tensile and long with an edginess on the finish. There is a surprising touch of licorice on the aftertaste that I hope will be there after bottling. There is a bit of brio and flamboyance to this Griotte-Chambertin that I hope will govern the wine once in bottle.
Dark red-ruby. Terrific lift to the aromas of black cherry, pomegranate and roasted meat; not a particularly floral style this year but boasts excellent energy. Utterly seamless wine with a texture of cashmere to its dark fruit, chocolate and soil flavors. Hugely rich but not yet expressive or especially complex, this utterly plush wine needs time and should be a long-termer. Finishes with outstanding spicy lift and grip.
The 2015 Griotte chez Drouhin was another sample that was a bit reductive at the time of our tasting and I suspect that the malo here was a bit behind some of the other wines in the cellar, as it was a bit more marked by its whole clusters than most of the other wines as well. However, with a bit of coaxing, it was very easy to see that this wine is going to be excellent, as it delivers a fine nose of black cherries, dark berries, grilled meats, chocolate, dark soil tones, mustard see and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and sappy at the core, with excellent focus and grip, fine-grained tannins and a very, very long, primary finish. 2025-2085.
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2016 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay 1er Cru "Les Caillerets - Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" (Pre-Arrival)