Bright red with ruby tones. Alluring scents of black cherry, violet and crushed stone (wines from this vineyard always smell dark and dense, says Clerget). Sappy and densely packed, conveying an almost chocolatey quality to its black cherry and dark raspberry fruit flavors. Lovely harmonious acidity and chewy but sweet palate-dusting tannins give this wine a solid structural underpinning. The yield here was below 20 hectoliters per hectare due to the frost. I would not be surprised if this wine surpassed the estate's 2015.