This Burgundian beauty mingles aromas of ripe cherries with cocoa nib, soil and spice in a delightfully complex bouquet. An ample core of fruit has sparks of lively acidity and melting tannins on a medium to full-bodied palate of pure velvet. Delicious now, this svelte gem promises to age with grace.
The 2018 Santenay 1er Cru Le Beaurepaire Rouge has also turned out beautifully, mingling aromas of ripe cherries, cocoa nib, sweet soil tones and spices in a complex bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and sensuous, its ample core of fruit is underpinned by lively acids and melting tannins. This is one of the most texturally refined wines in the range this year, but for all the early accessibility that conveys, it will age with grace.JS91
Attractive spice, florals and a white-pepper and chalky edge to the nose. Elegant, svelte and gently peppery palate with smooth, fine-grained tannins. Drink over the next five years.