The 2011 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru feels sullen at first, though with aeration reveals earthy, leafy brambly red fruit, cedar and graphite scents. I appreciate the delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, focused and tensile. It needs to develop more weight and grip on the finish. Give this Grand Cru another four or five years. Tasted at Flint Wines Burgundy 2011 tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045