92 points Richard Jennings: "Bricking medium dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; stemmy, roses, rosehips nose; focused, tart cherry, tart red fruit, menthol, stems palate with medium acidity and a distinct core of tart red fruit and rosehips; long finish. (4/1/11)"
91 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "An almost fully mature nose of earth and now mostly secondary red berry fruit aromas is followed by refined, succulent and balanced medium-bodied flavors of superior length. This is a successful '96 that has aged well and has entered its prime drinking period which should last for the next decade, perhaps a bit longer. Consistent notes. One nit: the last 3 bottles that I have had were slightly cloudy and while it did not affect the nose or the texture, it could be a source of concern going forward. Drink: Now+. (Feb 2010)"
91 points Wine Spectator: "Very distinctive. Once you adapt to the truffle, sous-bois (wet forest floor), mature Pinot aromas and focus on the lovely, pure, ripe red berry flavors, there's plenty to enjoy in this medium-bodied, rather racy, traditional red Burgundy. (7/31/99)"
17/20 points Clive Coates (The Wines of Burgundy): "Medium-full colour. Now just about mature. Evolved, smoky, coffee-mocha, round and spicy nose. Medium to medium-full body. Fresh but no undue hard acidity. Ripe and classy with something just a little lean on the finish. Very good indeed. Now to 2020. (Oct 2005)"