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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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100 points Tim Atkin, MW: Year in year out, this commendably consistent bottling is one of the world’s greatest reds. Harmonious, balletic and sublime, it comes from four parcels amounting to 2.55 hectares and sees 100% new oak. Nuanced, harmonious and complex, it’s like a Schubert string quartet in… ...
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Rousseau Chambertin 2015  (#333907)

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

100 points Tim Atkin, MW: Year in year out, this commendably consistent bottling is one of the world’s greatest reds. Harmonious, balletic and sublime, it comes from four parcels amounting to 2.55 hectares and sees 100% new oak. Nuanced, harmonious…

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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… ...
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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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AM 95
WA 95
$1750.00
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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94-98 points Fine Wine Review: This was one of my magical visits tasting 2015s, where wine after wine was beyond expectation. If you are interested in the 2015 vintage I strongly urge you to seek the wines of Mugneret-Gibourg out... The Ruchottes-Chambertin is richer than usual with intense, nervy… ...
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Mugneret-Gibourg Ruchottes-Chambertin 2015  (#334296)

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

94-98 points Fine Wine Review: This was one of my magical visits tasting 2015s, where wine after wine was beyond expectation. If you are interested in the 2015 vintage I strongly urge you to seek the wines of Mugneret-Gibourg out... The Ruchottes…

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$1550.00
96 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): A wine of pure silkiness, finesse and lyric beauty, the 2011 Romanée St.-Vivant graces the palate with dried rose petals, mint, violets and bright red berries, all supported by super-polished, crystalline tannins. Cool veins of underlying minerality support the… ...
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Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-St-Vivant Grand Cru 2011  (#319762)

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

96 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): A wine of pure silkiness, finesse and lyric beauty, the 2011 Romanée St.-Vivant graces the palate with dried rose petals, mint, violets and bright red berries, all supported by super-polished, crystalline tannins.…

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Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Clos St. Jacques 2016  (#333540)

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

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97 points Fine Wine Review: Last, the Clos de la Roche is dark and pure with intensity in the nose. The mouth shows dark fruit with intensity and stoniness and some juiciness. There are tannins here, but they are round. A great wine. (Issue #137; 2013) 96+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar):… ...
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Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2009  (#309999)

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

97 points Fine Wine Review: Last, the Clos de la Roche is dark and pure with intensity in the nose. The mouth shows dark fruit with intensity and stoniness and some juiciness. There are tannins here, but they are round. A great wine. (Issue #137;…

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Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes 2016 ...
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Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes 2016  (#333541)

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

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95-97 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (the aggregate size of this holding is a whopping 3.4 ha and Ponsot is easily the largest holder in Clos de la Roche). Interestingly this is even spicier with its own very broad array of spice elements that seemingly change with each whiff of… ...
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Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2012  (#320036)

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

95-97 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (the aggregate size of this holding is a whopping 3.4 ha and Ponsot is easily the largest holder in Clos de la Roche). Interestingly this is even spicier with its own very broad array of spice…

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97 points Wine Enthusiast: Firm, but so generous and elegant. There is an ethereal perfumed character along with mineral and earthier notes. The tannins are integrating well in this powerful, impressive, ageworthy wine. Cellar Selection. (Sep 2011) ...
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Dujac Bonnes Mares 2009  (#311646)

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

97 points Wine Enthusiast: Firm, but so generous and elegant. There is an ethereal perfumed character along with mineral and earthier notes. The tannins are integrating well in this powerful, impressive, ageworthy wine. Cellar Selection. (Sep 2011)

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98 points Neil Beckett (The World of Fine Wine): From the finest of the three Faiveley parcels, a massal selection planted by Erwan's grandfather. A slightly paler ruby than the other bottling. A completely enchanting nose, tea rose in excelsis, and an eually sublime palate: more aérien, with even… ...
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Faiveley Chambertin-Clos de Beze Les Ouvrees Rodin 2017  (#333644)

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

98 points Neil Beckett (The World of Fine Wine): From the finest of the three Faiveley parcels, a massal selection planted by Erwan's grandfather. A slightly paler ruby than the other bottling. A completely enchanting nose, tea rose in excelsis, and…

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93-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Griotte-Chambertin was very closed when I tasted it, but density, concentration, minerality, and tannins all showed through to make a promising wine. (Issue #141; 2014) ...
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Drouhin/Joseph Griotte-Chambertin 2012  (#334325)

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

93-96 points Fine Wine Review: The Griotte-Chambertin was very closed when I tasted it, but density, concentration, minerality, and tannins all showed through to make a promising wine. (Issue #141; 2014)

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