Vinous 90 points - (roughly two-thirds Pinot Noir and a one-third Chardonnay; made from fruit grown in Bouzy; 6 g/l dosage): Light yellow-gold. Intense, mineral-laced aromas of blood orange, dried pear and anise, with a suave floral quality gaining power with air. Chewy and precise on the palate, offering bitter pear skin, redcurrant and honeysuckle flavors plus a suggestion of buttery brioche. Finishes sappy and long, leaving notes of toasty lees and orange pith behind.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Smoky, with rich hints of lightly charred toast and nut providing a subtle base for the flavors of plum, candied lemon zest and chalk. Firm, offering a creamy texture and smoky mineral details on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 5,000 cases made.
(Jun 15 2014)