91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2014
Good medium red. Very ripe, high-toned aromas of cherry, crushed stone and subtle stems. Big, rich and dry; more brooding and less filled in today than the Rugiens. More saline, medicinal soil tones and minerality than primary fruit showing today: little in the way of easy sweetness. Finishes with big, broad tannins and lingering smoky earth tones.
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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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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