"Soft reduction takes the top notes off the nose though the underlying fruit seems to be clearly ripe. There is excellent delineation and punch to the intensely mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that possess solid mid-palate concentration as well as outstanding persistence on the beautifully tension-filled finish. This is quite firmly structured and will probably not be a good candidate for early drinking. On the other hand this muscular but refined effort should handsomely repay those buyers who possess the patience to wait."
Allen Meadows' Burghound 91-94p
"The 2013 Nuits St Georges Aux Cras comes from 80- to 85-year-old vines and has a broody blackberry and raspberry bouquet, stony and reserved. The palate is succulent on the entry, sweet and playful with candied orange peel governing the harmonious finish. This has a lovely exotic streak, which is an absolute delight. Check this out." Robert Parker 91-93p
"(The yield here was just 18 hectoliters per hectare in 2013 due to the bad flowering, according to Clavelier; these vines are 90 and 75 years of age): Bright, full red. Distinctly blacker fruits on the nose than most of the foregoing samples, along with a note of crushed stone. Densely packed and sappy, with black fruit flavors complicated by a saline quality and nicely restrained sweetness. This dry, classic, tannic premier cru is still quite youthfully imploded." Stephen Tanzer 91-93p