Two parcels, one in Monts Luisants in the north part and another in Les Fremieres near Clos St-Denis. Vines planted in 1956 and 1968. Polished and lively. Bitter-cherry fruit with masses of life, and carbon dioxide. Suave. Not that concentrated but fine and polished. Undertow. Attractive edge of bitterness.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2045
Robert Parker 96
"While it has lost none of its striking elegance, the 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has shut down a bit since I last tasted it, unfurling with coaxing to reveal aromas of ripe cherries, raw cocoa, dried flowers, cinnamon and grilled squab. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and satiny, with unusual suppleness and charm for a young Clos de la Roche, but with considerable depth and concentration behind its deceptively charming facade. Bright and precise, it’s a fabulous wine with a long and brilliant future ahead of it."
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2060
The 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a compelling bouquet of intense red and black fruit infused with crushed stone, mint and a touch of sage. The aromatics convey a genuine sense of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a little more angular and edgy than its peers, and shows marked salinity toward the finish. Maybe this is beginning to close up. However, the quality is without doubt and this regal Grand Cru just needs time. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2055