91 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2007
($106) Smoke, white flowers and truffle on the musky, inviting nose. Suave, sweet and penetrating, with lovely floral lift and lemony acidity giving the fruit a light touch. Not the fattest of these 2005s, but this is juicy and quite fine. Boudot owns two parcels in the top part of this premier cru vineyard.
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