This is not a premier cru, but a single vineyard within the villages vineyards. Michel Gros has made a modern style, dominated by new wood; it ends up too tannic. It could soften, because there are some layers of red fruits, spice and acidity underneath. But at the moment, it needs long-term aging, or, if drunk young, decanting.
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