Critics Score: 96
Drinking Dates: 2030+
This too is strikingly complex though the aromatic profile is not at all the same as this is much spicier with layered red berry fruit, earth, exotic tea and forest floor aromas that are much less sauvage-inflected. The spice characters continue onto the very rich and imposingly scaled, intense and delineated broad-shouldered flavors that possess an overt muscularity and power, all wrapped in a tension-filled, austere and very firm finish. This is a big Clos de Bèze with a stiff but not hard tannic spine that will require a very long snooze in a cold cellar.