Santenots du Bas. Destemmed. Big calacareous rocks. Red soils with ferric oxide. 2.1 ha (5.2 acres) en métayage. He makes four cuves to be more precise during extraction but blends them all in barrel.
Deep crimson. Deep, ripe and intense on the nose, big rich dark-red fruit but also has a nice stony quality on top, a fine layer. Lots of tension in the mouth, fresh, taut and sinewy and just a touch of animal on the finish. Mouth-watering and so much freshness in this big but sinewy wine. Muscular but toned.
17 points, JancisRobinson.com (November 2019)
Cask sample. Much more reserved than the Chevret – rather intriguing nose. Real structure and tension. I’m getting the merest hint of that mousy note again. Does he use minimal SO2? But this is exciting red burgundy by any measure.
17 points, JancisRobinson.com (January 2020)