96 points Wine Spectator: "Pure floral, cherry and spice aromas and flavors highlight this aromatic, lush and silky red. Finishes on the taut side, but with intensity and a vibrant structure. Shows fine length, with soft tannins and a savory mineral aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2029. 300 cases imported. (11/28/12)"
95 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "A pure, elegant and nicely perfumed if still relatively primary nose offers up mostly notes of various red berries, earth and spice nuances that are trimmed in just a touch of wood. The intense, sleek and muscular yet relatively refined broad-shouldered flavors possess superb volume and almost breathtaking power on the explosive and mouth coating finish. This is a classic Corton yet consistent with the style of the 2010 vintage, it not especially rustic, indeed the tannins, while firm, are comparatively sophisticated. A knock out by any standard but at the same time, a wine for the patient though with the right foods, this could actually be enjoyed, infanticide though that might be. Drink: Try from 2030+. (May 2018)"
94+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "Good medium red with a hint of amber at the rim. At once more sedate and more expressive on the nose than the 2011, offering aromas of plum, red cherry, curry powder, cinnamon and tobacco (the iron element in the soil is apparent). A step up in both sweetness and energy in the mouth, with its penetrating red fruit flavors intensified by white pepper, soil notes and terrific salty minerality. Wonderfully seamless and fine-grained yet sharply delineated and gripping too, and subtly perfumed from start to finish. Really reverberates on the slowly rising finish, which displays terrific spicy lift. This beauty boasts a superb backbone of tannins and minerality to support a long evolution in bottle--and perhaps ultimately an even higher score. A compelling vin de terroir from vines whose roots are in the chalk, this bottling should ultimately merit an even higher score. Drink: 2021-2040. (Mar 2019)"
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