87-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2011
(d'Angerville bought this parcel of vines on flatter, richer land below Fremiet in '07, and the first bottling was the 2008) Good bright red. Very ripe black cherry lifted by minerals and spices on the nose. Supple on entry, then more closed than the 1 er Cru, but at the same time more precise. This too shows a chocolatey ripeness. There's a delicacy in the mid-palate but the finish features plenty of ripe tannins that will require patience.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
89 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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