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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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97 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is a terrific rendition of this routinely stunning cuvée, soaring from the glass with a complex bouquet of red-black fruit, incense, rich soil tones, violets, smoked duck and a touch of menthol. On the palate, the wine is deep… ...
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Mugneret-Gibourg Clos de Vougeot 2015  (#334292)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

97 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru is a terrific rendition of this routinely stunning cuvée, soaring from the glass with a complex bouquet of red-black fruit, incense, rich soil tones, violets, smoked duck and a…

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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… ...
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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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94-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: The oldest vines date back to 1953 and the youngest are declassified to Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru. Dense black centre with purple edges. The nose shows no detail but just a great intensity of fruit. Almost brutal on the palate with strong tannins behind. But this is… ...
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Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2017  (#334411)

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

94-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: The oldest vines date back to 1953 and the youngest are declassified to Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru. Dense black centre with purple edges. The nose shows no detail but just a great intensity of fruit. Almost brutal on…

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Made by Laurent Ponsot for l'Hotel de Beaune proprietor Johan Bjorkland. ...
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Domaine & Selection (Ponsot) Chambolle-Musigny Les Hauts-Doix 2010  (#334159)

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

Made by Laurent Ponsot for l'Hotel de Beaune proprietor Johan Bjorkland.

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94-96 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): From barrel, the 2012 Clos de Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes has one of my favourite bouquets with wonderful vibrancy, mineralite and tension. The palate has a beguiling sense of symmetry and tension, blessed with precocious, beautifully aligned mineral-rich… ...
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Ponsot Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2012  (#320033)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

94-96 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): From barrel, the 2012 Clos de Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes has one of my favourite bouquets with wonderful vibrancy, mineralite and tension. The palate has a beguiling sense of symmetry and tension, blessed…

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92-94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): Bertheau's 0.32 hectares have produced a beautiful 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses, a wine that bursts from the glass in a blaze of rose petals, violets, blood orange and raspberries. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and… ...
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Bertheau/FranCois Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Amoureuses 2017  (#333866)

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

92-94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): Bertheau's 0.32 hectares have produced a beautiful 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses, a wine that bursts from the glass in a blaze of rose petals, violets, blood orange and raspberries. On the…

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95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): Alain Serveau, Bichot's long-term winemaker, owns this parcel (lucky man) and sells the grapes to his employer, so it's almost a domaine wine. It's comparatively powerful for Les Amoureuses, with a touch of subtle reduction in barrel. Sappy, grippy and well… ...
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Bichot/Albert Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Amoureuses 2017  (#335088)

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

95 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): Alain Serveau, Bichot's long-term winemaker, owns this parcel (lucky man) and sells the grapes to his employer, so it's almost a domaine wine. It's comparatively powerful for Les Amoureuses, with a touch of subtle…

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94+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2014 Bonnes-Mares from François Bertheau is a classic example of both this high-quality vintage and this outstanding terroir. The bouquet is youthfully complex and quite pure, wafting from the glass in a blend of cherries, red plums, a touch of… ...
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Bertheau/FranCois Bonnes Mares 2014  (#332007)

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

94+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2014 Bonnes-Mares from François Bertheau is a classic example of both this high-quality vintage and this outstanding terroir. The bouquet is youthfully complex and quite pure, wafting from the glass…

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92-94+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): Hailing exclusively from 'terres rouges', 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is the king of the cellar, unfurling in the glass with a less outgoing bouquet of peony, cherries, cassis, currant leaf and rich soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full… ...
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Bertheau/FranCois Bonnes Mares 2017  (#333867)

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

92-94+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): Hailing exclusively from 'terres rouges', 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is the king of the cellar, unfurling in the glass with a less outgoing bouquet of peony, cherries, cassis, currant leaf and rich soil…

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Grivot Clos de Vougeot 2017  (#335320)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

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92-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: Two barrels made. Rich deep purple, the nose shows a dark fruit, really quite weighty on the palate with a solid wall of tannin at the back, strict yet fine. Good length too. (Nov 2018.) ...
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Leroux/Benjamin Clos de Vougeot Petit Maupertuis 2017  (#335264)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

92-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: Two barrels made. Rich deep purple, the nose shows a dark fruit, really quite weighty on the palate with a solid wall of tannin at the back, strict yet fine. Good length too. (Nov 2018.)

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94 points CellarTracker.com community score. 92-94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuées 1er Cru underwent a relatively late malolactic and so had only recently been sulfured. Matured in 50% new oak, this has an intense, pure bouquet of black cherries, blueberry and… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Fuees 2017  (#333854)

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

94 points CellarTracker.com community score. 92-94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuées 1er Cru underwent a relatively late malolactic and so had only recently been sulfured. Matured in 50% new oak, this has an intense,…

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