($85-$92) Palish medium red. Dusty, spicy aromas of strawberry, pepper and iron. Smooth and spicy in the mouth, with a distinctly juicy freshness and a firm spine. Nicely primary for the vintage but with a supple texture. This is the cuvee that Montille referred to last year as |girlie wine,| his father's description for today's more pliant and fruit-driven Domaine de Montille wines, which are far more user-friendly than the lean, austere, high-acid wines that Hubert made a generation ago.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2007
Burghound | Rating: 90
A discreet nose of exceptionally pretty red pinot fruit aromas nuanced by rose petal and mineral notes dissolve into rich, detailed and admirably pure medium weight flavors that offer excellent freshness and solid finishing depth and length. This finishes with a distinctly dusty character yet the tannins are riper than any of the foregoing wines. Interestingly, this is really quite accessible and forward for a young Taillepieds.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 2nd Quarter, 2006
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Cask sample Very gamey. Transparent and substantial - quite a feat! But less pure flavours than some. Alcohol quite obvious. A big thing. Only for certain palates.