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That’s a helluva label to tell you that this is a Burgundian Pinot Noir.  Supposedly from a 1st cru vineyard (Burgundy still boggles me), denoting a high quality and from the amazing 2009 vintage.  That is why I bought this bottle which retails at about $55 today.  I don’t think I got a good deal.

This wine was atypical of the Burgundian profile.  I got strawberry and cut grass on the nose.  The wine is very pale in color which is expected of the varietal.  On the palate, more strawberries but unripe.  Sour cherries and cut grass mingle with graphite and some earthiness.  I am not digging this profile.  Very tannic and with tremendous acidity, this is probably a lurker.  I hope so.  It has the potential to be great lived.  Not ready for drinking until at least 2016, and hoping that it will get out of the sour stage it is sitting in.  87 points and 2 stars for now.  I will need to re-visit this one at  much later date.  Salut….

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