This First Growth Beaune lies on a gentle slope between two other First Growths, Les Avaux and Les Teurons, near the edge of town. The Bouley vines are located on the lower part of the vineyard, on a sunny, free-draining plot. It was one of the first vineyards to be picked, and 75% whole clusters were retained for fermentation, bringing freshness with aromatic complexity. Ruby-purple of medium depth, this has explosively spicy aromas. Palate is well-built without heaviness, the fruit intense, the tannins well disguised, the finish fresh and fine (for drinking 2021-2029+).