2013 is a cool vintage with a fresh, elegant, crisp flesh. The wines are showing well since the first tasting in barrels and the wine should come to maturity quickly. As for any good vintage, the 1er and Grands crus will provide pleasure in their youth (5 years) and for a long time.
Here the nose is slightly more complex than the Mitans if not quite as elegant with its cool and restrained nose that is also quite floral and spicy. There is excellent volume and concentration to the markedly rich and relatively full-bodied flavors that are perhaps the most mineral-driven of all the wines in the range. The supporting tannins are firm but not hard though there is just a hint of dryness on the otherwise balanced finish.
Score: 89-91 Tasted: April 15, 2015 Drink: 2021+ Issue: 58
Allen Meadows, BURGHOUND Case Size 6