"A background application of wood easily allows the dark currant, earth and sauvage aromas to shine. The sleek, supple and round middle weight flavors possess reasonably good detail and a hint of minerality that continues onto the balanced, complex and persistent finish. This is not especially dense but I like the delivery." Burghound
"The 2014 Cotes de Nuits Villages has a controlled blackberry and wild strawberry-scented bouquet, a little tighter than the Bourgogne Rouge at the moment with just a faint hint of blueberry developing with time. The palate is fleshy on the entry with sappy black fruit, supple in the mouth with a tang of salinity towards the flattering finish. This is a very well crafted Cote de Nuits." Robert Parker
"Good medium red. Musky aromas of black raspberry, cherry, game and underbrush. Fine-grained and sweet if a bit rustic, with strawberry fruit joined by notes of leather, smoke, meat and earth. Finishes with nice acid grip and length. This will offer early drinkability." Vinous
Size: 0.95 ha (2.350ac)
Variety: Pinot Noir
Vine Age: Planted in 1952.
Terroir: 3 plots in Queue de Hareng in Brochon, 3 plots in Vignois, 1 plot in Créole. Limestone, clay soil, east-facing, 300m altitude.
Viticulture: Lutte raisonnée
Vinification: Cold maceration, 15 days fermentation. 16-18 months aging in barrel.
Lieux-dits "Queue de Hareng" 9,15ha
Lieux-dit "Créole" 6,28ha
Lieux-dit "Vignois" 3,46ha