(est. 900-$1,250) Good bright, deep red. Wonderfully perfumed, nuanced nose offers raspberry, smoke, earth, white truffle and this vineyard’s typical cocktail of Oriental spices. Compellingly silky-sweet and suave on the palate, with great aromatic lift to the red fruit, spice and mineral flavors. This offers a rare combination of high and low tones on the nose and palate. Taut and sharply focused wine, finishing with superb, palate-saturating minerally persistence and great finesse of tannins. A great 2004.
Relatively pale a this early stage. Lovely broad, complex, flattering, autumnal notes on the nose and then very fresh and crystalline on the palate offering a sumptuous combination of that Tâche fan of rich violet flavours with refreshment too. Racy but far from skinny – more weight than the Richebourg. Very polished though perhaps not the weight of some really great vintages.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035