94(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Good medium red. Knockout nose melds raspberry, minerals and flowers complicated by smoky soil tones. Sappy, intense and vibrant yet silky too, with an exhilarating rose petal quality to its red berry and mineral flavors; really captures the inner-mouth tension and precision of the vintage. Finishes with superb horizontal tannins and outstanding mounting length. Impeccably balanced from start to finish.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
94-96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
About the Cote de Beaune
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