Jean-Marie Chadronnier's under-rated property is improving with every vintage, the result of increasing vine age as well as better winemaking. The tannins are less evident than in 2009, balanced by sweet-savoury fruit flavours, refreshing acidity and fine, lingering finish. An estate to watch. 10+ years.
Score: 93, Tim Atkin MW,
timatkin.com, April 2011
Bright nose with blueberry, violets and vanilla. Crushed blackberries and some sweet licorice. Wonderful layered texture on the palate with velvety tannins and pure dark fruit. Hints of chocolate and new oak comes through on the finish. Give it at least until 2016 to open.
Score: 92, James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com, February 2013