Beaune 1er Cru Reversees, 2012, Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
There is an appealing freshness to the pretty array of black currant, violet, spice and earth scents.
There is outstanding richness, size, weight, concentration and power to the overtly muscular broad-shouldered flavors that exhibit an abundance of mouth coating dry extract that also buffers the very firm tannic spine on the hugely long finish.
Compared to the typical standards of Beaune 1ers this is a massive example but since Reversées is a terroir that tends to do much better in ripe vintages and keeps extremely well, 2012 is a vintage to buy provided that you are prepared to wait because this is not a wine to drink young.
Reviewer: Allen Meadows, Burghound.com