Auxey Duresses

2015 Auxey Duresses Comte Armand

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    Auxey Duresses
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    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 89 (2017 Apr.)

A moderately deeply pitched nose displays aromas of plum, violet and earth. There is both good volume and intensity to the lightly mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that possess fine mid-palate density that carries over to the solidly complex and persistent finale. This is quite good for an Auxey villages and worth checking out plus it should be approachable after only a few years of bottle age.

Vinous - Score: 88 (2018 Jan.)

(14.1% alcohol; from the calcaire-rich Largillats, where the mother stone is close to the surface; vinified with 10% whole clusters and bottled last December): Good medium red. Aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, licorice and mint convey a slightly roasted quality. Nicely concentrated red berry, smoke and licorice flavors show a slightly medicinal quality but also good sweetness. Finishes with spicy, fine-grained tannins that turned a bit dusty with air. Winemaker Paul Zinetti noted that the estate normally starts with their vines in Volnay Frémiets and finishes with Auxey-Duresses, but that in 2015 the sugars went up a full degree by the time they got around to picking their Auxey-Duresses.