2012 Volnay 1er cru Clos de la Chapelle monopole
A dense weave supports flavors of cherry, raspberry, peppery greens and spice, with a fine finish of spice and mineral. Opens with air, turning juicy and more elegant. Best from 2018 through 2028. 37 cases made. Score 91 points
2012 Pommard 1er cru Les Chanlins vieilles vignes
The broad attack features black cherry, mineral and earth notes, turning tighter and converging on a focused finish. Needs time to resolve the gruff tannins. Best from 2018 through 2028. 25 cases made. Score 90 points
2012 Volnay 1er cru En Carelle
Sleek and tensile, boasting cherry, raspberry, mineral and spice flavors, this is juicy, yet stays firm and balanced through the finish, with a lingering dusty, chalklike sensation. Best from 2017 through 2027. 25 cases made. Score 89 points.
2012 Beaune 1er cru Les Teurons
This shows black cherry and blackberry flavors up front, with accents of earth and tobacco unfolding on the palate. Firm, with intensity and moderate length. Best from 2017 through 2025. 50 cases made. Score 89 points.