Wine Spectator 93 points - Richly toasty and creamy in texture, with finely honed acidity lending a mouthwatering impression to lightly honeyed flavors of creme de cassis, toasted brioche, golden raisin, lemon curd and roasted almond. Offers a long, spiced finish. Drink now through 2024. -AN
(Nov 30 2014)
Vinous 91 points - (one-third each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier; 11 g/l dosage; L130297 3835): Light, bright orange. Intensely perfumed scents of raspberry, orange zest, white flowers and chalky minerals. Juicy and precise in the mouth, offering vibrant red berry and blood orange flavors and a complicating hint of brioche. The floral quality comes back strong on the very long, incisive finish, which features a subtle anise quality and smoky minerality. About 20% of the Pinot Noir here was in the form of still red wine.