2018 will be remembered as a classic example of the Grand Cru, one of structure and depth, meant for patience and long aging. It should be noted that 2018 was also the last vintage that régisseur Jacques Devauges managed the domaine. As is classic for the Grand Cru, the separate cuvées were vinified in stainless steel vats, with 55% whole cluster, and then aged in oak for 18 months. This vintage has a lovely deep color with a complex nose of generous red berries, poached plum, cherries and some dark fruits after aeration, as well as floral notes of rose and violet. On the palate this wine shows it is from a warm vintage as it is powerful, intense and fleshy, while remaining incredibly elegant with soft and silky tannins.
“Absolutely bursting with blue and red fruits, the concentration is deceptive here, as it starts out juicy and full of air, but after a few minutes in the glass you start to feel the weight and the texture, and this turns into an extremely serious wine with real tannic hold. Gorgeous savoury finish, as you get so often in the best Burgundies, where weightlessness is such a brilliant veil to the power behind. 55% whole cluster. Drinking Window 2020 - 2032” - 98 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine