($90-$120) Bright, full red. Began a bit dull on the nose, with a rooty licorice aroma dominating, but aeration brought more interesting strawberry and mocha notes. Broad, full and lush in the mouth, but a bit chunky; I found myself wanting a bit more sweetness and verve. Plenty of material here but the wine doesn't quite come alive.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2009
Burghound | Rating: 92
A more elegant and if not airy, then high-toned earthy red pinot fruit nose that summons notes of animale, spice and underbrush to bear and which continue onto the supple, suave and wonderfully seductive flavors. Interestingly, the flavors display an almost soft and easy mid-palate with hints of anise and iron that add nuance to the moderately firm finish that is fine if not profound. A Charmes of finesse.