Very fine, fullish ruby red color. Rich, concentrated nose: mostly black with some red fruit, all lightly cooked with a touch of game and exotic spice. A succulent meat quality: think fatcap on the Christmas roast. Fullish body, impressive weight. Voluptous and old-viney on the palate, touches of cream and velvet: myrtille, blackberry rôti, fig pudding and a sauvage bilberry pie. Firm filigree of acidity and ripe, well heeled tannin gives this wine superior grip. Superb depth and character for a villages. Our kind of fruit bomb: layered, luscious, opulent fruit that is also quite pure, nuanced and focused. You don’t need quasi-academics like us to tell you this is lovely burgundy. Exceedingly easy to grasp the quality here, both vines and winemaking. This is in a great place right now; à point. A fine bottle of Gevrey that far outperforms its category. Now – 2018.