43% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Meunier. 2013 Base year, 40% Reserve Wines.

The latest Grande Cuvée opens up with a beautiful green coffee toastiness, citrus marmalade and papaya. There’s some of that oiled wood and spice you’d expect, but also some salty, almost tangy focus. I did wonder whether this was actually a perfect bottle as it did show a very light oxidative streak (extremely subtle but noticeable aldehyde/sherry notes) that I wasn’t expecting. 17.5 A second bottle was opened later, which did seem fresher (18 pts). I look forward to a few more data points on this wine. 

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