91-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2012
(two-thirds vendange entier; 50% new oak; this and the subsequent wines were tasted from cask): Bright medium red. Slightly high-toned aromas of candied cherry, spices and underbrush. Round, ripe and broad, with a medicinal reserve giving the wine a classically dry aspect. But the wine's red fruit flavors blow by the ripe, building tannins. Not at all a sweet style of Burgundy, but subtle, long and soil-inflected.
93-95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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