|Region||Burgundy, Cotes de Nuits|
A selection of the oldest vines in one of their 3 parcels. This is even more floral-inflected with an abundance of spice elements adding breadth to the airy and cool aromas of primarily red berries. Once again the mouthfeel of the medium-bodied flavors is quite sleek if not necessarily more complex on the sappy, focused and strikingly persistent finish. This is actually quite similar in quality and expression though with just a bit more mid-palate concentration.
Les Ouvrées Rodin are defined by the quality of the pinot plants. This is certainly no deeper in colour, perhaps even a fraction lighter at the rim. There is a noticeably more concentrated dense brooding fruit to the nose, some black fruit here. After some time the oak appears. A huge wave of graciously sweet fruit and nicely judged oak, fruit absolutely on the cusp of red and black impressive density, still refined. Much greater depth of fruit and a touch of complexity too.