93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012
Bright pale yellow. Vibrant, very pure aromas of flowers, nutmeg and cold steel. Sweet and suave on entry, then dense and energetic in the middle, with no excess fat to the flavors of peach pit, nutmeg and acacia flower. Noble, palate-coating Puligny without an ounce of excess fat. Finishes fresh, fine-grained, dry and very long.
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