92-94 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2013
Good full medium red. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, crushed stone, white pepper, blood orange and flowers. Tight today and folded in on itself, with some excess CO2 currently suppressing the mid-palate fruit. Fairly tough tannins cut off the wine's finishing flavors, but the intensity and precision of this grand cru suggest that it will reward seven or eight years of cellaring.
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