92(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2011
Medium red, less saturated than the Echezeaux. Initially reduced aromas of smoke, truffle and underbrush showed some strawberry lift with aeration. Suave on entry, then dry and reticent in the middle, displaying more soil tones today than high-pitched primary fruits. Deeper than the Echezeaux but not yet as delineated. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and excellent length.
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