91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2011
Good bright medium red. Superripe aromas of maraschino cherry and cinnamon lifted by a note of rose petal. Sweet, lush and fine-grained, with a solid core of sappy cherry and raspberry fruit brightened by energetic minerality. Displays the flamboyant ripeness of the vintage without going over the top. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and lingering spice and red fruit notes. You can easily spend $30 these days for mere Bourgogne rouge.
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great good coice
1 of 12, June, 2014
Light color, light body. Herbs and red fruit on the nose-raspberry and cherry. Very good fruit on the palate. A light burgundy - lighter than 2008 Oregon pinots. But very enjoyable for what it is. It is holding up. It worked well with pan-seared fresh wild-caught scallops. (We do miss the Bay of Fundy scallops.)
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The Pernand was a surprise. I thought I was drinking a pinot noir from Oregan or santa Rita Highlands.It was light, sweet and loaded with fresh fruit. It was so unlike the Burgundy I expected in that it was immediately drinkable, and that may be its drawback. It will likely not age well and should be enjoyed while still young. Because it is so un-Burgundy like I did not give it a 4, but it is very good for what it is, and the price was right
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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