Morey-Saint-Denis "Clos des Ormes"

2016

6/750

These vineyards fall half under the appellation of “village” and half under the appellation of “1er Cru”, but all carry the name “le Clos des Ormes”. The upper part of the parcel—the 1er Cru part—is limestone and chalky-clay soil from the Jurassic period. As you descend lower on the slope to the part classified as village, you find more limestone fossils as well as marl. They farm a total of .035 hectares here; the vines are 70 years old on average.

1,000 bottles produced annually.

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(90-92) points
"Dark ruby-red. Inviting aromas of black raspberry, brown spices, bitter chocolate and violet. In a rather fat, ripe style for the vintage but showing a slightly medicinal quality and little easy sweetness to its flavors of dark raspberry, spices, menthol and underbrush. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and savory soil tones. Still a bit reduced and difficult to taste today, this wine will need at least a few years of bottle aging."
Stephen Tanzer,
iVious Media
, January 2018
92 points
" A ripe, juicy style, this delivers black cherry, blackberry and loamy earth flavors, with a hint of black pepper. A fleeting floral note also adds interest as this red stays saturated and focused through the long finish. Best from 2021 through 2036. 20 cases imported."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, November 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6124-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable