75% of this wine comes from vines averaging 60 years of age, from the same, steep-sloping, east-facing First Growth which is equally magnificent for Chardonnays (see above). 25% of the Pinot grapes came from a 5-year old vineyard, which brought welcome vibrancy in a hot vintage. Before global warming, this site sometimes struggled to mature its Pinots, as cool air can flow down the valley past it, which used to delay the ripening. There was no fear of that in 2020. Colour is purple-ruby of medium depth, with fine aromas, already complex. Palate has good structure, round fruitiness, fresh middle with well-ripened tannins, and a splendid finish (for drinking 2024-2032+).
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