88-90? Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2014
Good bright red. More roasted on the nose than the Clos du Fonteny, offering redcurrant and leather scents. Very sweet and supple on the palate, conveying an impression of overripeness to the roasted redcurrant flavor. For all its mid-palate sweetness, this betrays a slight dry edge on the end. Does this wine have enough energy to harmonize in bottle?
91-93 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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