A decidedly earthier if less spicy blend is composed of more deeply pitched dark berry aromas laced with evident game nuances. The sleek, intense, muscular and powerful big-bodied flavors are shaped by a firm core of ripe tannins that deliver excellent length on the youthfully austere finale. This is clearly built-to-age yet it's not hard or unduly backward.
Region: Vougeot Grand Cru, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir