"Good full red, not darker than the "regular" Clos de Bèze. Suave and floral on the nose, showing pungent black pepper lift to its raspberry and mineral aromas. More luscious than the first Clos de Bèze but light on its feet, showing a wonderfully chiseled, penetrating quality and outstanding inner-mouth perfume. This struck me as more like a 2013, or a 2010. Not yet demonstrative in the middle but shows Musigny-like finesse. And the rising finish goes on and on. This incredible wine should evolve in bottle for decades." (VM)
"Here the nose is similar to that of the regular cuvée save for the fact that the fruit is slightly riper and denser. In the same vein as the nose the big-bodied flavors are denser and more powerful as the dry extract really imparts a textured palate impression on the sappy and velvety finale. This isn't quite as vibrant as the regular cuvée but there is even more underlying material and ultimately I suspect that this will make the better wine though it will require 20+ years to know for sure." (BH)
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