Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. The nose is a little more subdued than the Côte de Nuits Villages but becomes ever more intense and impressive – tight red fruit of some depth. The palate has good acidity, just a little less tart than the ‘Villages’, rounder and longer too. Much less oak spice but I have to say that today there’s a little less personality too – that said the underlying material is better here. There’s a black aspect to the fruit here too, but less so than the last wine – a rather polished Fixin but one that didn’t ignite the spark of excitement, despite that, I think it’s clean, well-made and will improve over the next 5 years.