90 Points Wine Spectator
Dense, starting out with aromas of sandalwood and spice, backed by floral, blackberry and spice flavors. Juicy and long, harmonious and expressive. Just needs a little time. Best from 2016 through 2028. 30 cases imported.
90 Points Burghound
The composition of the expressive nose is similar to that of the Clos du Village except with the addition of a green tea nuance. There is more evident minerality on the precise, intense and beautifully well-delineated flavors that display a slight edginess on the mildly austere finish that I suspect is more due to the high level of gas than under-ripe tannins. Ultimately this will probably be the more interesting wine in 2011.
This large 48 ha domaine is directed by Dominique Guyon and his maître de chai Vincent Nicot. They told me that 2011 "is as good as either 2010 or 2012 and is in fact a stylistic mix of the two. We picked very slowly between the 1st and 21st of September. There was some sorting necessary though it varied by sector between almost none and moderate. Sugars were good as potential alcohols ranged between 12 and 12.8%. We did a relatively light vinification in the same fashion that we proceeded in 2010 as we're looking for finesse. Overall, 2011 is a fine vintage that will have the considerable advantage of drinking well young but have the capacity to age as well." Note that the Bourgogne-Hautes Côtes and the two Pernand 1ers of Les Fichots and Les Vergelesses are sold under the label of Domaine Dominique Guyon.
2940 S Rochester Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Troy, MI 48083
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