90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2006
($379) Deep red-ruby. Musky aromas of dark raspberry, chocolate and underbrush, along with an exotic floral quality. Large-scaled, concentrated and round, with impressive volume. Slightly roasted flavors of currant, chocolate, tobacco and underbrush. Finishes with substantial fine tannins and a sense of solidity. This should offer early appeal.
95 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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