93 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2012
Medium red. Reticent aromas of redcurrant, dried flowers, minerals, earth and leather; I was reminded of nebbiolo! Then sweet and seamless in the mouth, with terrific minerally grip and spicy lift to the dark cherry and saline flavors. Finishes very long and sappy, with suave, thoroughly ripe tannins. A superb 2009 Cote de Beaune wine to age. Both this wine and the Taillepieds appear to be in the process of shutting down now.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
95+ 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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