90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
Medium red. Slightly high-toned aromas of licorice and minerals; a bit less pristine than the 2009. Juicy and penetrating, with enticing crushed cherry and berry flavors framed by piquant acidity. Pungent, concentrated wine with a persistent, energetic, brisk finish. Gives a drier impression than the 2009 version but does not come across as green.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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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