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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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90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This Savigny has… ...
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Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru Les Peuillets 2015  (#330706)

Pinot Noir from Savigny-lès-Beaune, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This Savigny has impressive volume...it really seems to fill the mouth with juicy black fruit, offering a hint of spicebox and white pepper on the finish. This is a lovely 2015 and it should drink well for 4-6 years. 2018-2027. (Dec 2016) ] 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium…

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96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a magnum identified as > 0247 with <5 cm of ullage). Wow, what a stunning and positively ethereal nose with everything that a serendipitous combination of great vintage, terroir and bottle age can create, including spice, earth, oriental tea, game and earth… ...
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Vogue Musigny (mise Drouhin) 1952  (#332350)

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

[ 96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a magnum identified as > 0247 with <5 cm of ullage). Wow, what a stunning and positively ethereal nose with everything that a serendipitous combination of great vintage, terroir and bottle age can create, including spice, earth, oriental tea, game and earth yet such descriptors don't begin to capture the sheer breadth of aromatic expression here. The supple, intense, indeed even robust and muscular flavors are delicious and the sap completely coats the mouth on the velvety finish. The flavor profile is not necessarily elegant as the structure is almost rustic yet the nose is so fine that it makes one overlook such nits. In short, the nose is perfection with flavors that are impressive but not quite at the same level. While there is no improvement to be had, from this format the wine will hold for another 30 years. Another magnum recently tasted was not quite as good but it was certainly close and yet another was equally spectacular. Drink: Now. (Mar 2008) ] 96 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a magnum identified as > 0247 with <5 cm of ullage). Wow, what a stunning and positively ethereal nose with everything that a serendipitous combination of great vintage, terroir and bottle age can create,…

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Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...attractive, cohesive bouquet with clean, pure blackberry, bilberry and blueberry… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2016  (#331718)

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

[ Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...attractive, cohesive bouquet with clean, pure blackberry, bilberry and blueberry fruit, expressing the essence of Chambolle with style. The palate is medium-bodied with a sharp, penetrating entry, a keen line of acidity that lends this freshness and tension... Excellent. 2020-2032. (Dec 2017) ] Felettig s flagship workhorse bottling from a blend of some 20+ village level vineyards, all over 50 years of age. The best village Chambolle value on the market. Period. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...attractive, cohesive bouquet with…

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92-94 points and 'Sweet Spot,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a 1.1 ha parcel located in En Orveaux that was planted in 1947). A restrained, fresh and beautifully layered nose displays notes of black cherry liqueur, anise, violet, Asian-style tea and star anise. The sleekly muscular and agreeably… ...
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Clerget/Christian Echezeaux 2015  (#331767)

Pinot Noir from Flagey-Echezeaux, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 92-94 points and 'Sweet Spot,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a 1.1 ha parcel located in En Orveaux that was planted in 1947). A restrained, fresh and beautifully layered nose displays notes of black cherry liqueur, anise, violet, Asian-style tea and star anise. The sleekly muscular and agreeably intense middle weight plus flavors also brim with dry extract that helps to buffer the firm tannic spine on the powerful, balanced and strikingly long finish. This is terrific though at least some patience will be necessary. Drink: 2027+. (Jan 2017) ] 92-94 points and 'Sweet Spot,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a 1.1 ha parcel located in En Orveaux that was planted in 1947). A restrained, fresh and beautifully layered nose displays notes of black cherry liqueur, anise, violet, Asian-style tea…

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Comes from a recent exchange of grapes with Virgile Lignier at Domaine Lignier-Michelot. This bordering- on-premier cru vineyard bottling shines with terrific grip, focus and definition that far exceeds its village designation. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...ripe and quite generous… ...
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Felettig Morey-St-Denis En la Rue de Vergy 2016  (#331722)

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

[ Comes from a recent exchange of grapes with Virgile Lignier at Domaine Lignier-Michelot. This bordering- on-premier cru vineyard bottling shines with terrific grip, focus and definition that far exceeds its village designation. 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...ripe and quite generous bouquet with kirsch and redcurrant jam, orange pith emerging with time, all with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a finely proportioned Morey with a brightness and vitality... 2021-2033. (Dec 2017) ] Comes from a recent exchange of grapes with Virgile Lignier at Domaine Lignier-Michelot. This bordering- on-premier cru vineyard bottling shines with terrific grip, focus and definition that far exceeds its village designation. 90-92 points Neal…

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95 points Decanter: Evocative raspberry notes have the wilderness streak that comes from 100% whole-bunch fermentation. Exquisitely slender, fearlessly bright and verging on the poetic. This is delicate in structure but has crunchy, pure fruit and lasting depth. Idiosyncratic and wilful, but utterly… ...
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Schnaitmann Spatburgunder Wurttemberg Fellbacher Lammler GG 2014  (#330807)

Pinot Noir from Württemberg, Germany

[ 95 points Decanter: Evocative raspberry notes have the wilderness streak that comes from 100% whole-bunch fermentation. Exquisitely slender, fearlessly bright and verging on the poetic. This is delicate in structure but has crunchy, pure fruit and lasting depth. Idiosyncratic and wilful, but utterly convincing as well. Drink 2018-2030. Alcohol 12.5%. (Sep 2017) ] 95 points Decanter: Evocative raspberry notes have the wilderness streak that comes from 100% whole-bunch fermentation. Exquisitely slender, fearlessly bright and verging on the poetic. This is delicate in structure but has crunchy, pure fruit and…

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Great aromatic purity. Balance and elegance are favored over power and extraction. A classic expression of Burgundy. Barrel aged in 5% new French oak. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four- to six-month phase in stainless steel, which… ...
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DEux Montille Bourgogne Rouge 2014  (#329051)

Pinot Noir from Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ Great aromatic purity. Balance and elegance are favored over power and extraction. A classic expression of Burgundy. Barrel aged in 5% new French oak. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four- to six-month phase in stainless steel, which preserves the wine s freshness and tension. 625 cases produced. Alcohol 12.5%. ] Great aromatic purity. Balance and elegance are favored over power and extraction. A classic expression of Burgundy. Barrel aged in 5% new French oak. The first racking occurs after about one year of wood aging, after which begins the second, four-…

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89-92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): A pungent nose of new wood and reduction is impossible to assess. The refined, cool and delineated medium-bodied flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the wonderfully fine and energetic finale. There is a lovely mouth feel to beautifully persistent finish… ...
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Clerget/Christian Vougeot 1er cru Petits Vougeots 2013  (#332034)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 89-92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): A pungent nose of new wood and reduction is impossible to assess. The refined, cool and delineated medium-bodied flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the wonderfully fine and energetic finale. There is a lovely mouth feel to beautifully persistent finish and this is a classic example of Petits Vougeots. Drink: 2019+. (Jan 2015) ] 89-92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): A pungent nose of new wood and reduction is impossible to assess. The refined, cool and delineated medium-bodied flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the wonderfully fine and energetic finale. There is a…

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93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20 cases imported. (2016) ...
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Clerget/Christian Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Charmes 2013  (#332032)

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

[ 93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20 cases imported. (2016) ] 93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20…

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92 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): Deep red. Fresh, smoke- and spice-tinged blackberry, cherry, mocha and cola scents show very good clarity and lift. Silky, open-knit and appealingly sweet, offering juicy red and dark berry and spicecake flavors that put on weight with aeration. Displays impressive… ...
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Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Mahonia Vineyard 2014  (#331837)

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

[ 92 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): Deep red. Fresh, smoke- and spice-tinged blackberry, cherry, mocha and cola scents show very good clarity and lift. Silky, open-knit and appealingly sweet, offering juicy red and dark berry and spicecake flavors that put on weight with aeration. Displays impressive clarity and spicy thrust on the long, energetic finish, which features harmonious tannins and a sweet vanilla flourish. Drink: 2020-2026. (Jan 2018) ] 92 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): Deep red. Fresh, smoke- and spice-tinged blackberry, cherry, mocha and cola scents show very good clarity and lift. Silky, open-knit and appealingly sweet, offering juicy red and dark berry and spicecake flavors that…

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A rarely seen vineyard uniquely sandwiched between Bonnes Mares, Les Fuees and Les Gruenchers. With the onset of global warming, upper slope vineyards in Chambolle such as these are becoming all the rage, as the shallower soils and cooler temps have brought once tighter wines into better balance. 91… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Lavrottes 2016  (#331724)

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

[ A rarely seen vineyard uniquely sandwiched between Bonnes Mares, Les Fuees and Les Gruenchers. With the onset of global warming, upper slope vineyards in Chambolle such as these are becoming all the rage, as the shallower soils and cooler temps have brought once tighter wines into better balance. 91-93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2016 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Lavrottes is located in the north of the appellation that was less affected by the frost, so this was cropped at around 25 hectoliters per hectare. It was harvested toward the end of the harvest to gain concentration, includes 30% whole-bunch fruit and was raised in 50% new oak. I like the nose. Gentle at first, then opening its arms and revealing lovely redcurrant, cranberry and crushed strawberry aromas tinged with gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannin, a fine bead of acidity and good structure--you can feel this gripping the mouth so that the saline finish is almost like a Morey-Saint-Denis. This is a great wine and it should provide longevity if you swing that way. Drink: 2021-2038. (Dec 2017) ] A rarely seen vineyard uniquely sandwiched between Bonnes Mares, Les Fuees and Les Gruenchers. With the onset of global warming, upper slope vineyards in Chambolle such as these are becoming all the rage, as the shallower soils and cooler temps have…

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94-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: Rich mid purple, violets and indeed some floral notes on the nose, with peonies and violets, beautiful harmony on the palate, more Chambolle than Morey in style for once. This has a particularly noble texture, with fine grained cherries up front, and myrtilles at the… ...
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Vogue Bonnes-Mares 2016  (#332868)

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

[ 94-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: Rich mid purple, violets and indeed some floral notes on the nose, with peonies and violets, beautiful harmony on the palate, more Chambolle than Morey in style for once. This has a particularly noble texture, with fine grained cherries up front, and myrtilles at the back. Juicy and sappy says Francois Millet, adding the descriptor lumineux after reflection. Keep for twenty years minimum, please. (2018) ] 94-98 points Jasper Morris, MW: Rich mid purple, violets and indeed some floral notes on the nose, with peonies and violets, beautiful harmony on the palate, more Chambolle than Morey in style for once. This has a particularly noble texture, with…

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