(aging in one-third new oak, like the Corton; the yield here was about 40 hectoliters per hectare): Bright, dark red. Restrained nose suggests dark fruits, licorice pastille, spices, bitter chocolate and cedar, with a pungent mineral quality emerging with aeration. A sophisticated Corton grand cru with subtle intensity and complex accents of crushed stone, salty minerals and flowers. Penetrating but not hard. Finishes with subtle rising length, the firm tannins tightening up with air without going dry. Nathalie Tollot noted that this wine went through a very oaky phase but today the wood is playing a supporting role.