I wish I could have given this wine a slightly higher score but there is an element in this wine just before the finish that I don't like - I tasted it before in some gamays and it detracts from what otherwise is a superb pinot that is both feminine and concentrated with a very typical RRV profile.
A lovely nose that said cabernet - in the mouth a wine of surprising structure given the nose - spice,cedar,cassis and cocoa/chocolate and yet with the structure there is an ellegance about this wine. Needs more time. Will undoubtedly rate higher when things soften.
My prior tasting note was overly cautious as several bottles since then have all been 92-94 point wines with the last being the best. There is no doubt that this case has had quite a bit of bottle variation - This last bottle had the best acidic balance right on through a long and persistant finish.I hope the next case is better.