The NV Brut Code Noir (Pinot Noir) is a totally seductive, sexy wine blessed with extraordinary purity in its layers of rich, expansive fruit. The Code Noir is not a wine for the timid, as it literally overtakes the senses with a heady, sensual expression of fruit. The bouquet alone is magnificent, but it is matched pound for pound by the wine’s stunning fruit and long, polished close. The oak is very nicely balanced and is felt mostly in the wine’s rich, weighty texture, although hints of sweet vanillin and spices linger on the finish. This is Lot C2I04E50, disgorged September, 2007. Published by Vinous in Sep 2009.
Henri Giraud, Code Noir Brut NV (OWC of 1)