Wine Advocate-Parker : 2012 La Demoiselle is a pure and fresh Pinot Noir from a small plot on flinty clay soils. Red currant, cassis and dark cherry flavors are mixed with fresh raspberry, lime/grapefruit and floral aromas, cayenne pepper and darkly toasted cacao and coffee beans. This powerful, elegant, silky textured and full-bodied red is ripe, sweet and fruit intense, but also refined, fresh and structured by firm, still young tannins and a delicate acidity. It finishes persistently with an animating purity and remarkable finesse and nutty aromas. I would store it for another 3 or 4 years before I start drinking it.