Red Burgundy ’16 & ’15: Superb Vintages, Different Styles (Jan 2018)

Bright, dark red-ruby. Knockout aromas and flavors of black raspberry, violet, cocoa powder, oak spices and subtle earth tones. At once oakier and more backward than the Echézeaux; quite large-scaled, plush and full but showing little early sweetness. This powerful wine finishes classically dry, with big, broad, almost Cabernet-like tannins and pungent notes of crushed rock and saline minerality. Should go on for at least two decades in bottle.