"This Monkey Wine is named for the valley it is grown in Baden. Light and soft, just perfect with pork tenderloins, picnics, or as a cocktail. The monkey on the bottle is 3D, and its arms reaches all the way around the bottle."
"91 Wine Spectator Dark and full of sweet blackberry, cassis and vanilla flavors, this polished red is round and harmonious. The tannins are there, but well-integrated, and a chocolate accent graces the aftertaste. Drink now through 2018."
"90 Points- Wine Advocate. Concentrates lightly-cooked dark cherry and plum, but also meat stock and bitter-sweet herbs. Plush on the palate, and with its tannic structure well-covered by rich layers of fruit and meat, this finishes with persistent concentration."
"90 Points- Stephen Tanzer. Complex nose melds wild berries, smoked meat, minerals and animal fur. Supple and sweet but a bit youthfully tight; there's lovely texture and balance here but the wine is not yet expressing itself. Less powerful than the old-vines bottling but perhaps longer. Today this finishes tight and a bit medicinal, with some oak showing."
"Good deep red. Ripe black cherry and smoke on the nose. A step up in sweetness and lushness, with lovely purity and impressive concentration to the flavors of black cherry, dark raspberry and smoke. This is downright silky for the year. Finishes very long and broad, with fine tannins and impressive aromatic persistence. This two-hectare holding produced the best-looking grapes in 2006, noted Boillot, who said that little sorting was required here. But due to millerandage, he'll have just 20 barrelsin 2006, vs. a normal 40 or 42. For years, this has been one of my go-to wines in restaurants in Burgundy. 89-92"
"A beauty, pure, sleek and supple, featuring red cherry, raspberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Juicy and impeccably balanced, this red has grip, ending in a long, kaleidoscopic finish."
"94 Points- Wine Advocate. Saturates the palate with its round, ripe fruit. This shows lovely depth and richness, then turns quite a bit more powerful and tannic on the finish. Sweet menthol and crushed rocks wrap around the close. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2039."
"1937 was rated as a great vintage and the best of that decade. Colour is a pristine cherry red. The nose just leaps out - vanillan oak, spices, red fruits - wow. The palalate is in perfect balance. Sensational."
"Rich, dense and complete. Raphet's older vines always deliver, and doubly so in 2007. Notes of orange zest and white pepper show on the nose, with impressive layers of ripe and supple red fruit on the palate. One to hoard and stash in the cellar, as it will most certainly surprise in several of years."
"92 Points- Cellar Tracker. Delivers candied blueberries, blackberries and cherries, all dusted with fine white pepper and grated nutmeg. Touches of ginger and orange rind play behind a full, sappy mouthful of red fruits. So juicy you could squeeze it."