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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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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
TA 96
95+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Good deep red. Much less reduced on the nose than Ruchottes, offering captivating, high-pitched perfume of raspberry, rose petal, blood orange and crushed stone. On the palate, the tangy raspberry, red cherry and mineral flavors show a penetrating character and… ...
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Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Clos St-Jacques 2013  (#331575)

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

95+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Good deep red. Much less reduced on the nose than Ruchottes, offering captivating, high-pitched perfume of raspberry, rose petal, blood orange and crushed stone. On the palate, the tangy raspberry, red cherry and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 2 available
ST 95
JG 95
FWR 91-95
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  (#333968)

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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91-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: Planted 1956, with apparently a certain amount of pinot beurot mixed in. Gilbert thinks that he and Ghislaine Barthod probably share the best part of this 1er cru. His holding also has old vines with good plant material. This is Gilbert’s dea of classic Chambolle and… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Combottes 2017  (#333966)

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

91-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: Planted 1956, with apparently a certain amount of pinot beurot mixed in. Gilbert thinks that he and Ghislaine Barthod probably share the best part of this 1er cru. His holding also has old vines with good plant…

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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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95 points Tim Atkin, MW: Showing the slight reduction that often seems to be a feature of this Premier Cru in its youth, and not only chez Olivier Bernstein, this is next to Champeaux but is very different in character, with more weight and power. Sweet berry fruit, stylish oak and filigree tannins.… ...
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Bernstein/Olivier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Cazetiers 2014  (#332712)

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

95 points Tim Atkin, MW: Showing the slight reduction that often seems to be a feature of this Premier Cru in its youth, and not only chez Olivier Bernstein, this is next to Champeaux but is very different in character, with more weight and power.…

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93-95 points Fine Wine Review: The Gevrey-Combottes has both red and dark fruits with greater juiciness than the Morey 1er Cru, and it shows good depth and concentration. (4/26/19) 94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): Consistently one of my favourite Dujac wines, this hails from a 1.15ha parcel in a… ...
FWR 93-95
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Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Aux Combottes 2017  (#334401)

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

93-95 points Fine Wine Review: The Gevrey-Combottes has both red and dark fruits with greater juiciness than the Morey 1er Cru, and it shows good depth and concentration. (4/26/19) 94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): Consistently one of my favourite…

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FWR 93-95
JM 91-95
DE 94
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96 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2018). 92-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: From 64 year old vines just north of the town. Very dense purple, the fruit is very backward on the nose. Firm structure to this, clearly more Nuits than Vosne without getting too plummy. The finish shows the class though, darker… ...
TA 96
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DE 93
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Cathiard/Sylvain Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Aux Thorey 2016  (#333458)

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

96 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2018). 92-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: From 64 year old vines just north of the town. Very dense purple, the fruit is very backward on the nose. Firm structure to this, clearly more Nuits than Vosne without getting too…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
TA 96
JM 92-94
DE 93
93-96 points Jasper Morris, MW: Their holding is on the upper slope towards Les Amoureuses. This is very exciting, fresh purple colour and so much energy. Great elegance and great force. Bravo. This is my favourite Chambolle-Charmes of the vintage, with amazing persistence behind. Mind you, Gilbert… ...
JM 96
V 92-94
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Les Charmes 2017  (#333853)

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

93-96 points Jasper Morris, MW: Their holding is on the upper slope towards Les Amoureuses. This is very exciting, fresh purple colour and so much energy. Great elegance and great force. Bravo. This is my favourite Chambolle-Charmes of the vintage,…

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96 points Tim Atkin, MW: Late to complete its malolactic fermentation in 2015, this comes from one of the cooler sites in Nuits, influenced by the breeze that wafts down from the Hautes Côtes. Fleshy, plush and open, with scented tangerine and blackberry fruit it shows effortless old vine… ...
TA 96
FWR 91-94
ST 90-93
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Cathiard Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Aux Thorey 2015  (#330420)

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

96 points Tim Atkin, MW: Late to complete its malolactic fermentation in 2015, this comes from one of the cooler sites in Nuits, influenced by the breeze that wafts down from the Hautes Côtes. Fleshy, plush and open, with scented tangerine and…

750ml Bottle | In stock, 1 available
TA 96
FWR 91-94
ST 90-93
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… ...
CT 94
V 92-94
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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,…

1.5L Magnum | Pre-arrival, 3 available
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