|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
No whole bunch this year as there was no space in the tanks but Vincent Bottreau went for a very soft extraction instead. Medium density here. The nose shows a little oak, a little weight of sweet fruit, avoiding the supposedly foxy aspect of Renardes. Deliberate backing off perhaps. Plenty of oak but it doesn’t close down the fruit. A lighter style but with appreciable length.
JR: More lifted and ethereal than the Clos du Roi. Still clove and star anise but also layers of dried flowers and sweet cherry. Glossy, sweet and juicy. Finding balance between wood and fruit nicely, with classic Corton grip adding muscle and earthiness. Long and fine red fruits on the finish.