The 2001 Red Burgundies at Age 15 (Apr 2017)

Moderately saturated palish red color seemed to grow darker with aeration. Fresh perfume of red fruits, dried flowers, truffle, mushroom and underbrush. Not a large-scaled or expansive grand cru but fine-grained and ripe, showing insidious energy to its raspberry and truffley soil tones. Really lovely retention of red berry fruit here. Finishes with cherry and mineral notes and excellent lift. Eric Rousseau noted that the 2001s were closed for a long time, and I suspect that my score for this wine is higher than it was upon its release. Really wonderfully perfumed and alive.