2017 Domaine Arlaud Clos de la Roche Grand Cru

Year: 2017
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Vinous Media: 94-96
Burghound: 90-93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$199.95

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"The 2017 Clos-de-la-Roche Grand Cru comes from a single 0.43-hectare parcel in the lieu-dit of Les Mochamps, along the perimeter wall of the vineyard. It has a fragrant bouquet of gorgeous, pure, violet-infused black and blue fruit that gains intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Very harmonious, displaying a satin-like texture toward the finish. This is the standout from the domaine this year." (VM)

"A more deeply pitched nose speaks of spiced plum, cassis, herbal tea and a whiff of the sauvage. There is notably better density and volume to the tautly muscular big-bodied flavors that possess evident power and particularly so on the impressively long if mildly warm finish that is presently youthfully austere and compact. Patience required." (BH)

Winery Notes:
One acre of vines in the grand cru’s lieu-dit, ‘Les Mochamps,’ which borders the “Route des Grands Crus.” Nearly half the family’s vines were planted in 1978; the rest in 1990. This long-lived grand cru gets its name from the “mother rock” of Burgundy, pure limestone that runs underneath the most noble of Burgundy vineyards.