Wine Advocate 87 points - The nose of Drouhin’s 2011 Pinot Noir – which they refer to as “classique” and whose label has undergone a welcome, indeed classy face-lifting – displays a surprising measure of smoke and resin as well as chewy tannin in its finish. There is certainly a lot of ripe dark berry fruit here, and hopefully with time it will express its juicy side more fully and some additional nuance will emerge. I’d want to revisit next year before offering a prognostication concerning bottle evolution. (Oct 2013)
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(WS88) Firm in texture, this is chewy with tannins against pleasant blackberry and currant fruit. Tobacco and spice flavors weave through the finish. Best from 2013 through 2018.