Neil BECKETT, Burgundy 2018
CLOS DE TART GRAND CRU MONOPOLE
(from vines that average around 60+ years of age). A much more floral-inflected nose is equally fresh and
ripe with a broader range of spice elements adding breadth to the pretty red and blue pinot fruit aromas that are trimmed in
noticeable if not invasive wood. The caressing and wonderfully vibrant medium-bodied flavors possess better mid-palate
density before concluding in a lingering, balanced and much more complex finale. I like the focused drive of the finish; indeed
this could aptly be described as a wine that delivers power without weight. I would further note that the 2017 is a relatively
elegant example and, like the La Forge, a wine that could be approached on the earlier side, which is to say after 7 to 8 years.