This wine (or at least this bottle) seems to be a bit better than a prior bottle which is saying a lot.  It mostly the difficult 2011 vintage but includes almost two hundred different wines going back to the 1995 vintage.   Forty-two percent of the cuvée is made up of Reserve wines.  The final blend is 47 % Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Meunier.  Pop and pour.  This is light gold in color.  The nose has smoke, some yeast, and a bit of lemon-lime.  On the palate, this is crisp, clean and penetrating.  Plenty of depth.  Great acidity.  Long finish.  This bottle forces one to take notice.  I wouldn't think it will improve, but perhaps.  In any event, this should easily be at this level for a decade.  This will pair with almost any food.

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97
Current Price: 
$168.00USD

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