Tasted: Jun 15, 2016 Drink: 2021+ Issue: 63
Tasting note: A slightly riper and mildly more complex nose features notes of honeysuckle, pear, white peach and citrus hints. There is excellent volume to the mouth coating, intense and generous middle weight flavors that possess good power but also good focus before terminating in a seductively textured and impressively persistent finish. This well-balanced effort should be capable of aging effortlessly for years to come.
Stephen Tanzer. Tasting date: June 2016
(the highest in alcohol among these 2015s but with a touch of chaptalization): Pale, green-tinged yellow. Citrus fruits, white flowers and a minty nuance on the nose, along with a suggestion of charred oak. Broad and concentrated in the mouth, showing a buttery element but also brisk acidity and a peppermint quality. Finishes aromatic but very dry. The yield here was about 45 hectoliters per hectare, vs. 35 for the Batard, owing to a younger average vine age, according to Pernot.