Needed to be warmed to encourage the aroma. Majestic rather than refreshing. Many blackberry layers under the majestic overlay. Real depth and tension. Lots of density. But refined on the end. Dry finish. Many a muscle. This is humming along. Lots of mineral limestone lift on the end. Drink 2028-2050, 18.5 points, jancisrobinson.com, 10 Nov 2015.
From an incredible 6.46 ha parcel, which doesn't include the .67 ha parcel planted to chardonnay. While highly complex this is cool to the point of only grudgingly revealing a strikingly layered combination of violets, rose petals, sandalwood, anise, clove, plum and dark currant scents. This is a big and overtly muscular wine with broad-shouldered and admirably concentrated flavors yet for all of the impressive size, weight and volume, the massively long finish is serene, even Zen-like. 2014 is a relatively seductive and forward vintage for this storied wine that I appreciate that calling a wine "forward" when it will likely need 20 years to fully mature is a relative concept! 93-96 points, burghound.com, Issue 61, 15 Jan 2016. Don't miss!
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