Always a classy and well-made wine, the La Bauge comes from a particularly well-exposed plot of vines in the heart of the Le Bon Climat vineyard on the ABC estate. Full, fleshy and round, but without any heaviness or over the top fruit. Part of the allure with fine Pinot is the texture, and the La Bauge is a silky-smooth example that runs the black cherry and berry flavors before hints of spice and cola come through. The nose is elegant and expressive. There is a certain depth to this wine that remains full without feeling like a 16% Syrah-like fruit bomb. Very tasty!