Bright full ruby. Sappy basket of fruits on the nose, complicated by game, leather and licorice notes. Dense but nicely delineated, fruit-driven flavors of cassis and blackberry. This has terrific fruit and a creamy sweetness in the middle. Finishes ripe, spicy and firmly tannic. Strong for village wine.
The ruby-colored 1999 Cotes de Nuits-Villages has a spicy, dark fruit-laden nose with a touch of something that I can only describe as roast chicken. Medium-bodied, juicy, and ripe, this wine has excellent depth to its red and black fruit-dominated character. It is structured and has loads of tannin, but appears to have the requisite fruit to cope with it.