Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

2016

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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(93-95) points
"Saturated ruby. Knockout primary nose combines black raspberry, espresso, brown spices, lavender, violet and bloody steak. Fully ripe yet lively, offering terrific floral cut to its intense flavors of dark fruits, licorice, rose petal and stony minerality. This wine boasts a rare balance of sweet fruit and minerality, not to mention great inner-mouth tension. Perhaps most impressive today on the spicy, unflagging finish, where the wine's serious, building tannins are wonderfully distributed. A splendid and long-lived Clos de la Roche in the making. "
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous Media
, January 2018
94 points
"A dark, brooding red, this features black cherry, black currant and violet aromas and flavors, showing elements of tar and black pepper. Smooth and well-built, with an underlying minerally vein on the firm, dry finish. Best from 2022 through 2038. 10 cases imported. "
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, November 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6133-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable