Xavier Monnot Beaune Les Cent Vignes 2015
The rich, dense texture is well-plied by black cherry, blackberry and violet flavors. A solid layer of tannins delivers grip, with the saturated fruit in lockstep. Terrific finish. Best from 2021 through 2033. 680 cases made.
The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Cents Vignes, which tends to produce small cluster and concentrated grapes, has a perfumed and quite floral bouquet with copious creme de cassis and blueberry scents - very sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, succulent in the mouth with good backbone on the saline finish. I like this a lot and it might turn out to be the best release from Xavier Monnot in 2015. Recommended.