"A slightly fresher nose features a different fruit profile with more of the red side of the spectrum with its notes of red currant, ripe cherry plum and plenty of earth elements. The middle weight and vibrant flavors are not quite as concentrated but they're a bit finer and particularly so on the lightly stony, youthfully austere and very firm finale. This too is on the robust side and I would recommend buying this only if you're prepared to allow it at least 5 years of cellaring first and 10 to 15 would be better." -Allen Meadow
What importer Rosenthal Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...
From a vineyard site directly north of « Les Vergelesses » and again beneath « Ile des Vergelesses », the Fichots makes a wine of substantially more structure than its neighbor “Les Vergelesses”. Another old vines parcel, the wine has firm tannins, deeper color than its companions and a more masculine mien; but, it nevertheless speaks clearly of the terroir of Pernand with its spice and red fruit flavors. Here, we purchase two barrels annually (600 bottles).