93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2014
Bright medium red. Enticing, ethereal aromas of urgent crushed berries, flowers and medicinal herbs. Shows less volume than the 2012 version but this is silky and balanced, with harmonious acidity giving shape to the smoky red and black fruit flavors. This should evolve gracefully and gain in sweetness and complexity with bottle age. Dugat told me he'd wait ten years before pulling the cork.
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
The finest red and white wines of Burgundy set the standard for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At their best, Burgundy wines are the world's most aromatically complex, silky, and seductive wines, thanks to their ineffable combination of fruits, flowers, minerals, and earth, and their ability to project flavor authority without excess weight. But first-rate Burgundies are produced in limited quantities. Burgundy is a minefield for the...
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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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