Wine Advocate | Rating: 93More backward than the 2010 Pinot Noir Finn , the 2010 Pinot Noir DuMol Estate exhibits notes of strawberry and cherry jam, a floral and damp, composty, foresty character, medium to full body, and a deep, rich, moderately tannic style. It will benefit from another 6-12 months of bottle age, and should drink well for at least a decade.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94(55% new oak): Saturated ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of cherry-cola, licorice and incense, with a spicy note adding vivacity. Broad and intensely flavored, offering palate-staining dark fruit flavors and an energizing lick of blood orange. Chewy and focused on the impressively long finish, which features dusty tannins and clinging dark berry character.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Tightly wound, with touches of spicy cherry, raspberry, fresh earth and cigar box. Complete, balanced and clean on the finish.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 166 bottles owned
- 44 collectors