Somewhat disappointing. Very fruit-forward, thick and unctuous. Rather simple and pleasant wine that at the current point in time does not show the level of class, polish, and complexity that I’d like to see. All black fruit and chocolate with a lack of earthiness and soul. Seems more “modern” in style than I like my wines, and not enough acidity to balance out the massive fruit. I’d love to be able to say that age will make this a lot better, but I just don’t see it. This simply lacks the precision and complexity of a top-notch Crozes-Hermitage like Alain Graillot’s.