87? Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2008
($117) Pale straw-yellow. Reticent nose dominated by oak notes of spices, nuts and vanilla. Broad and sweet, showing more hazelnut and honey flavors than youthful fruit. Less pristine than this producer's other premier crus from Puligny-Montrachet. Finishes a bit hard-edged. There was nothing apparently wrong with the cork but can this bottle be right?
92 Points | Wine Spectator
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