Clos du Ciel has a deep red ruby color and an intense nose of
black cherry, cassis, strawberry liqueur, black raspberry with
truffle, graphite and leather notes. The wine is rich, round and
full-bodied with heavy notes of fruits and spices. The texture of
Clos du Ciel is sensual with an impressive length. It will require
a couple years of cellaring to develop its bouquet and remarkable
"Pleasantly earthy, with an intense minerally streak running through taut blueberry, wild berry and raspberry flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, turning juicy and succulent and ending with a complex dance of wet stone and berry."
"Bright ruby-red. Spice-accented aromas of strawberry and raspberry, with suggestions of dried rose and cola adding complexity. Juicy, palate-staining red fruit preserve flavors are lifted by a zesty mineral note and become spicier with air. Seems even more delicate than the Ma Danseuse but this is carrying 15.5% alcohol. Repeats the strawberry note on the very long, juicy, linear finish. This could use a little time in bottle to unwind."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Clos Du Ciel PMW Estate is a barrel selection of the estate's best lots. There is plenty of concentration and depth, but at the same time, the wine comes across as heavy and overwrought. It is almost as if the estate is trying to do too much here. It may be that sometimes less is more. The clone originates from one of the most famous vineyards in the Cote de Nuits."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni