*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 5 STAR wine 92 points and a 5 STAR wine, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy: A rich deep purple. 10 hl/ha here since the 2018 hail. Very rich heady stuff from this tiny yield. Oof! Exceptional concentration here, sweet rich thick fruit, more in blackberry with a little spice. But no heat, just a huge mouthful. Spread it on your toast! Or just wait five years for it all to settle down. A wine of extraordinary depth for Côte de Nuits-Villages, but holding on to its equilibrium. Tasted: December 2021
92+ points, William Kelley, Robertparker.com: The 2020 Côte de Nuits-Villages Les Retraits wafts from the glass with aromas of plums and raspberries mingled with hints of peony, sweet spices, rose petals and blood orange. Medium to full-bodied, ample and enveloping, it's layered and concentrated, with lively acids and a long, perfumed finish. It's a brilliant wine that transcends expectations for the appellation.