Deep centre to the crimson red colour, a much more concentrated nose here, with dark raspberry fruit. This year I have a clear preference for Clos St-Jacques over its neighbour, Cazetiers. There is a fine balance to the structure with well-integrated oak behind the very smooth supple and deep fruit.
**Note: from a 1 ha parcel of 40+ year old vines**
Exceptionally pretty and markedly cool aromas waft from the glass to reveal attractively spicy notes of various dark berries, violet and soft sauvage nuances. There is both good volume and mid-palate density to the overtly mineral-driven middle weight flavors that culminate in a super-sleek, precise and wonderfully long finale. This is at once succulent but serious and should age effortlessly.