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Pinot Noir is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult varietal to cultivate and vinify. The grape's tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to several viticultural hazards, and the thin-skins and low levels of phenolic compounds result in mostly lightly colored, medium-bodied, low-tannin wines. The tremendously broad range of bouquets, flavors, textures and impressions that Pinot noir can produce lends to its overall popularity but also to its misunderstanding. In the broadest terms, the wine tends to display aromas reminiscent of black and/or red cherry, raspberry and to a lesser extent currant and many other fine small red and black berry fruits. Traditional Pinot Noir is famous for its savory fleshiness and 'farmyard' aromas, but changing fashions, modern winemaking techniques, and new easier-to-grow clones have favored a lighter, more fruit-prominent, cleaner style.

Like many other red varietals, the character of the wine depends heavily on where the grapes are grown and how they are vinified, and these distinctions are largely reflected in a New World/Old World dichotomy. The Burgundy region in France, Pinot Noir's place of origin, is renowned for producing the most complex, ageworthy, and esoteric versions. These can range from dark, brooding, densely tannic wines to light, ethereally elegant wines of intensely perfumed character. Fruit profiles often differ as well, but the common denominator in all Burgundy Pinot Noir is the essence of the place in which it grows, coined as the term terroir. The finest examples, after years of proper aging, display haunting aromas and flavors that defy description using refrences of common reference points. The grape has also found highly unique expression in the vineyards of Germany, where it's known as Spätburgund. From the steep slopes of the Ahr Valley to the rolling, pastorl hills of the Pfalz, the country is producing wines with notably vibrant fruit and deep savory character, but also a rugged edge in which the stamp of terroir is also evident.

New World styles of Pinot Noir also vary in their specifics, but in general they are built on a bright, expressive fruit profile. California has several regions that excel with the varietal, most famously the Sonoma Coast AVA and its sub-AVA Russian River Valley. The wines typically display exuberant red cherry and strawberry notes along with the occasional savory spice elements. While these are cool climates by New World standards, Pinot Noir still achieves more consistent ripeness and more viscosity and body as a result. The AVAs of Santa Barbara County also produce outstanding versions with more concentrated savory profile, while Mendocino County's wines tend toward the dark-fruited, earthy profile. Oregon's Willamette Valley is perhaps the most old school of the New WOrld profiles, where fruit is less pronounced and an herbacious forest floor component imparts a touch of terroir on the wines. Perhaps the most exciting New World Pinot Noir wines are now coming from New Zealand, where the Central Otago and Martinborough regions are producing wines of dark fruit character with essentially cool-climate structure and texture, an intriguing, if non-traditional, combination.

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95-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: Imperial dense black purple, the nose is restrained at first though a floral headiness is lurking stems show a bit more. A little strictness in the mouth, the stems again, but there is a lovely whole berry intense violet and raspberry fruit, impressive intensity in… ...
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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-St-Vivant 2016  (#335035)

Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: Imperial dense black purple, the nose is restrained at first though a floral headiness is lurking stems show a bit more. A little strictness in the mouth, the stems again, but there is a lovely whole berry intense…

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JM 95-98
V 96
WA 95
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98 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2013 Clos de Bèze is a magical young wine in the making. The stunning bouquet is a brilliant blend of red and black cherries, black raspberries, exotic spice tones, raw cocoa, lovely meatiness, black minerality, a touch of fresh nutmeg and a very… ...
JG 98
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Rousseau Chambertin-Clos de Beze 2013  (#333831)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

98 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2013 Clos de Bèze is a magical young wine in the making. The stunning bouquet is a brilliant blend of red and black cherries, black raspberries, exotic spice tones, raw cocoa, lovely meatiness, black…

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96-98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts has just a little less new oak than the Les Suchots this year. The aromatics are more backward and recalcitrant than the Les Suchots and demanded more coaxing from the glass. There is a sense of depth to the… ...
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FWR 94-98
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Cathiard Vosne-Romanee 1er cru Aux Malconsorts 2015  (#330428)

Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

96-98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts has just a little less new oak than the Les Suchots this year. The aromatics are more backward and recalcitrant than the Les Suchots and demanded more coaxing…

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WA 96-98
FWR 94-98
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97 points Jasper Morris, MW: A very fresh, medium-deep red, the bouquet surprisingly appearing more restrained than the 2009. Nonetheless there is glorious balanced sweet ripe dark raspberry fruit right across the palate, covering the tannins, offering truly fine balance. Heady, balanced, dancing,… ...
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Dujac Clos de la Roche 2010  (#314356)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

97 points Jasper Morris, MW: A very fresh, medium-deep red, the bouquet surprisingly appearing more restrained than the 2009. Nonetheless there is glorious balanced sweet ripe dark raspberry fruit right across the palate, covering the tannins,…

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JM 97
AG 96
AM 96
98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2012 Musigny Vielles Vignes Grand Cru from de Vogüé has slightly brighter and more vivacious fruit than J-F Mugnier, and in fact, the two wines seem to go in two different trajectories in the glass, this blossoming and the other becoming more occluded. De… ...
WA 98
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Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2012  (#320543)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2012 Musigny Vielles Vignes Grand Cru from de Vogüé has slightly brighter and more vivacious fruit than J-F Mugnier, and in fact, the two wines seem to go in two different trajectories in the glass, this…

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WA 98
AG 96-98
FWR 95-98
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96 points Tim Atkin, MW: no tasting note given (Jan 2018). 93-96 points Jasper Morris, MW: Richer deeper bright colour, with a firmer more backward nose (compared to the Mazy-Chambertin). It has the same dark red cherry fruit profile but with a little extra intensity, certainly a memorable finish,… ...
TA 96
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WS 95
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Rousseau Clos de la Roche 2016  (#333539)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

96 points Tim Atkin, MW: no tasting note given (Jan 2018). 93-96 points Jasper Morris, MW: Richer deeper bright colour, with a firmer more backward nose (compared to the Mazy-Chambertin). It has the same dark red cherry fruit profile but with a…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 2 available
TA 96
JM 93-96
WS 95
97 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): I always have a sweet spot in my heart for the Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis, but in 2017, even I have to admit that the beautiful Clos de la Roche is a step up! The bouquet is flamboyant and sappy this year, soaring from the glass in a great blend of… ...
JG 97
DE 97
JM 93-96
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Dujac Clos de la Roche 2017  (#334405)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

97 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): I always have a sweet spot in my heart for the Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis, but in 2017, even I have to admit that the beautiful Clos de la Roche is a step up! The bouquet is flamboyant and sappy this…

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JG 97
DE 97
JM 93-96
95-98 points Fine Wine Review: It’s a tribute to the Clos Saint-Denis that it can effortlessly follow the Echézeaux. The nose shows the exotic, Asian spices that are so often associated with wines from Flagey and Vosne rather than Morey, but that are characteristic of this vineyard. The mouth is… ...
FWR 95-98
DE 96
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Dujac Clos St-Denis 2017  (#334406)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95-98 points Fine Wine Review: It’s a tribute to the Clos Saint-Denis that it can effortlessly follow the Echézeaux. The nose shows the exotic, Asian spices that are so often associated with wines from Flagey and Vosne rather than Morey, but that are…

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FWR 95-98
DE 96
V 94-96
97+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2015 Charmes Trés Vieilles Vignes is also a magical wine in the making. The superb nose delivers a great blend of cassis, sweet dark berries, grilled meats, a complex base of dark soil tones, espresso, woodsmoke and cedar. On the palate the wine is… ...
JG 97
WA 96
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Roty Charmes-Chambertin Cuvee de Tres Vieilles Vignes 2015  (#332384)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

97+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2015 Charmes Trés Vieilles Vignes is also a magical wine in the making. The superb nose delivers a great blend of cassis, sweet dark berries, grilled meats, a complex base of dark soil tones,…

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94+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...dramatic bouquet of black cherries, plums, grilled meat, cocoa, dark soil tones, woodsmoke and a really lovely topnote that I can only describe as 'sweet herbs'. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very sappy at the core, with great focus… ...
JG 94
AM 92-94
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Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin 2012  (#320031)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

94+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...dramatic bouquet of black cherries, plums, grilled meat, cocoa, dark soil tones, woodsmoke and a really lovely topnote that I can only describe as 'sweet herbs'. On the palate the wine is deep, full…

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95-96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): And the one lone grand cru in the Bachelet cellars? Simply stunning in the 2006 vintage, the Bachelet Charmes finished up its malolactic in June of ’07, making the wine the easiest to read in November. The lion’s share of these old vines (planted… ...
JG 95-96
JM 94
WA 94
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Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2006  (#303269)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

95-96 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): And the one lone grand cru in the Bachelet cellars? Simply stunning in the 2006 vintage, the Bachelet Charmes finished up its malolactic in June of ’07, making the wine the easiest to read in November.…

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JG 95-96
JM 94
WA 94
93-96 points Jasper Morris, MW: Again rather a light colour. This time the nose carries more density of fruit. Still somewhat delicate and needs teasing out. Pleasing fruit at the front, the stems make it dry out somewhat behind. Plenty of oak. Not quite there yet. ...
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Duband/David Chambertin 2017  (#335282)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

93-96 points Jasper Morris, MW: Again rather a light colour. This time the nose carries more density of fruit. Still somewhat delicate and needs teasing out. Pleasing fruit at the front, the stems make it dry out somewhat behind. Plenty of oak. Not…

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