Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2008, Armand Rousseau
Tasted from the barrel at the domaine the Clos de Bèze impressed from the start. This wine is a concentrated, classic, luxury pinot. The reticent aromas on the nose suggest the need for long-ageing when compared to the Ruchottes. But on the palate there were remarkable layers and excellent depth of ripe fruit and tannins. Flavours of raspberry and cherry transition into more blue and purples sensations of damsons and plums. Aged in significantly more new oak than the Ruchottes. Will be superb in 2020!