2000 and 1999 Red Burgundies (Mar 2002)

Deep, bright ruby. Explosively spicy aromas of blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and minerals. Sappy, penetrating flavors of dark berries and minerals; dense but sharply delineated, with lovely vibrant fruit intensity. Very long, fruit-driven aftertaste. Possesses more thrust and grip than the domain 2000s. Bertrand Chevillon thinks this wine will close up in the bottle in the near future.