I'm not going to get into the history and story of this wine but if you're interested in the vineyard then check out the wiki on it here.
Important to note is the color of this wine which appears to be slightly fading and has a rusty and slightly brick red/orange hue. The core is still red though and the wine appears to be holding it's own after twenty years.
The bouquet of this wine is extremely complex and perplexing. I truly must have studied it for around 15 minutes before even taking a sip. It's an aroma profile that is constantly evolving throughout the tasting experience and one that is haunting and completely unique to the terroir of the vineyard. Some of the descriptors I wrote down to explain this phenomenon were: stew, earth, mushroom, red apple skin, cherry tomato, boiled potatoes, hint of mint, plum, and beef stew.
On the palate this wine showed flavors reminiscent of red apple skin, savory cherry sauce, mineral, stewy beef, and earth. It reminded me of blood for some reason! Maybe I was half in a coma by then, but I wrote the word "blood" like three times in my notes!!
What's strange is that I've certainly had wines that tasted better than this, but oddly enough I haven't had many that I have enjoyed or thought about more.....I guess that's really what these great Burgundies are all about....Mind-blowing Complexity. 95 points