Clos de la Roche Grand Cru



Clos de la Roche is highly chalky, with barely 30 centimeters of topsoil, strewn with a few pebbles and some large blocks of stone from which derives its name. The vines, located in “Monts Luisants”, grow in marl and Prémeaux limestone and average 60 years of age. The Lécheneauts farm a miniscule .02 hectares here.

Only around 500 bottles are produced annually.

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(92-95) points
"Discreet nuances of spice, earth and animale add interest to the broad-ranging nose of plum and floral aromas. There is outstanding richness and power to the strikingly dense and muscular big-bodied flavors that possess a velvety mid-palate that contrasts noticeably with the very serious and built-to-age finale that delivers superb length. This may drink well for a few years once it's bottled but I suspect that it will subsequently shut down so buy this with the intent of cellaring it for the longer-term because it's going to need it."
Allen Meadows,
, January 2017
93 points
"Good dark red with ruby tones. Superripe, liqueur-like aromas of dark fruits, minerals, dried flowers and brown spices. Dense, sappy and thick but with an element of tautness provided by the wine's underlying minerality. A large-scaled Clos de la Roche in the style of the vintage, offering lightly saline flavors of currant, brown spices, roast coffee and underbrush. Finishes with a juicy, spicy whiplash of flavor and palate-staining length. A more roasted and less floral style than its 2016 sibling but there's enough energy here to support a slow evolution in bottle."
Stephen Tanzer,
, January 2018

Product Line: 
Pinot Noir
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