Chalky clay soil with “laves” in the subsoil (limestone plates, that are sometimes used for roofing). Young 10 year-old vines. Aged for 20 months in barrel, 40% new.
"Shy initially, this blossoms into a rich, smooth-textured red, featuring black cherry, mineral and spice flavors. Has a firm underpinning of tannins and bright acidity, ending with a coda of spice and mineral. Best from 2018 through 2030."
Wine Spectator Insider
, April 2016
"Here too there is a discreet note of exotic tea that complements well the layered red and black cherry aromas that display spicy top notes. There is both good volume and vibrancy to the precise and mineral-driven flavors that possess an appealingly cool and pure mouth feel, all wrapped in a lingering finish that presently displays a touch of asperity that is enough to detract mildly from the overall sense of harmony. Note that my range assumes that this will dissipate in time or if not, then recede sufficiently well as to not be a significant point of detraction."