88-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2009
(Les Angles and Mitans) Medium red. Red cherry, minerals and tobacco on the nose. Juicy and sweet, with more life and mineral precision than the village offering. Finishes supple and suave but with good energy. Incidentally, d'Angerville will offer a separate Les Angles bottling in 2008, as the estate purchased another half-hectare of vines here after the '07 harvest.
About the Cote de Beaune
The Cote de Beaune, which comprises the southern half of the Cote d'Or-- the limestone escarpment from which Burgundy's finest wines originate-- is the source of the most famous names in white Burgundy. It also produces outstanding red Burgundies (such as in Santenay and Volnay), even if Pinot Noir here rarely possess quite the stuffing, complexity, and longevity of...
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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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