Average age of vines is over 60 years. Bright crimson. Extremely intense on the nose, and vibrant too. Juicy and relaxed and very well balanced. Less tense on the palate than the Clos St-Denis. Pure pleasure with the Morey lift. Very polished with masses of flavour packed in here. Very clean and refreshing – and this goes on and on.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
Robert Parker 95-97
The 2014 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru has a corker of a nose: here, a rush of raspberry and Morello cherry infused with limestone and flint aromas. The palate is stately, regal, with filigree tannin and a beguiling sense of symmetry. It bides its time in the mouth before fanning out with effortless ease. This is a fabulous, vivacious Clos de la Roche.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2045