90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2012
Good deep cherry-red color. Superripe but lively aromas of cherry liqueur and exotic spices. Large-scaled and quite full for this cuvee, but with intriguing saline minerality and strong soil tones to the very rich redcurrant and spice flavors. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins and very good length. I'd enjoy this wine for its fruit over the next six or seven years.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
92 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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