Initial nose of cassis, fairly ripe, red cherry, licorice. Lots of structure. Builder's tea. Meaty. Very Aloxe. Good ripe fruit on the palate with hefty tannins. Needs 4 years to evolve and open. Grows on a sand and clay soil. Will evolve well. Aloxe always needs 7 years or more. Scores 21-23/30 for an Aloxe. Photo shows the village of Aloxe looking east north east as you drive from Pernand.