Flattering, sweet nose. Then great juicy fruit on the palate with real energy. Lively and fresh too. A hint of coffee. Quite lean. Pure, very fruity – almost unnervingly so!
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025
Robert Parker 95-96
Potel’s 2005 Clos de la Roche smells sweetly of cherry liqueur, blond tobacco, honey and iris. If this were a white wine if would be a nobly sweet one. Explosively intense in the mouth, with sappy, sweet cherry, quarry dust, tobacco, pungent flowers, citrus zest, and gradually emerging hints of game, it finishes with almost indelible sweetness and complexity.
Good deep red. Explosive, perfumed nose offers kirsch, licorice and faded flowers. Sappy and sweet but nicely delineated and quite backward, with a fine-grained texture and superb inner-palate energy. Best today on the resounding finish.