Immature ruby. Broad-shouldered, sauvage and obstinate: black currant leaf, boysenberry and sloe. Secondary notes of blood, privet and pastis. Charcoal and wood oil toasted. Not hard per se: this is more boxy, Pommard viscera. Grippy tannins, prominent but not too astringent. Robust, ferrous finish. Not for the faint-hearted: this wine speaks of ’99 architecture and indomitability. Old-school, rustic Clos des Épenots. True civility is not attainable but a gain in generosity and succulence could be. We have had some noteworthy 25+ year-old wines in both colors from Domaine du Château de Meursault. There is richness to be found underneath. But you have to wait. Now – 2025+.