93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2002
($140) Bright red-ruby. Minerally aromas of red cherry, red berries and dried flowers. Offers great subtlety and grip in the mouth; notes of blackberry, boysenberry and sous-bois Superb intensity of flavor without any excess weight. Has real penetration and cut. Finishes firmly tannic, with outstanding subtle persistence. This really put on structure during its last months in barrel.
88-91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
The finest red and white wines of Burgundy set the standard for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At their best, Burgundy wines are the world's most aromatically complex, silky, and seductive wines, thanks to their ineffable combination of fruits, flowers, minerals, and earth, and their ability to project flavor authority without excess weight. But first-rate Burgundies are produced in limited quantities. Burgundy is a minefield for the...
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Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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