"The wood treatment is more discreet if not invisible while easily allowing the more elegant nose of pomegranate, red cherry and earth aromas to shine. This too possesses rich and velvet-textured medium-bodied flavors that are more refined though here too there is a touch of rusticity on the more complex and persistent finale."
"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Vigne Belle (such a charming name!) offers high-toned, iodine-tinged red cherry and crushed strawberry fruit on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy tannins, moderate weight with hints of cedar and tobacco towards the finish where I would like to see more flesh. Not bad, but I think some bottle age will see some improvement in this cuvée. - Neal Martin"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (2018 Burgundy: Confounded Expectations, January 2020), 90+ pts
"Flint, dark stone and tar notions flash momentarily at the first sniff of this wine, before red-cherry notions with an edge of dark chocolate take over. The palate expresses itself in juicy, rounded but still fresh fruit that is dense and smooth at its core, ripe and dusted with cocoa. Tannins are fine and seemingly elastic, smoothing the fruit and concentration. - ANNE KREBIEHL MW"