More intensely herbal (marjoram, mint), then segues into the silvan (horehound, woodruff). Resinous texture with depth: here is a Chassagne to strain through your teeth. Incisive, mineralic finish. Easily the most intense bottle from this case: this one made us sweat. Sauvage, blockbuster Chassagne. Dangerous even, particularly for Joseph Drouhin. Now – 2016+.
Medium straw yellow color. Pungent nose: stone and citrus fruit, hawthorn, Chassagne herb, iodine. Medium body on the palate, incisive, pure and transparent: peach stone and balsam apple. Nice citric acidity and very good grip for a ’00. Finishes saline. Persistent. In style, very Drouhin: refined and expressive of site. Now – 2015+.