There is just enough wood to notice framing the red currant, black cherry and plum aromas that also display pretty floral and spice notes. There is fine concentration, power and punch to the refined and classy middle weight flavors that possess excellent intensity on the balanced, mouth coating, velvety and beautifully persistent finish. This too will need at least a decade plus of bottle age. Drink Date 2027 + Score 93/100
Vosne-Romanée's La Grand Rue on the Côte de Nuits was only given Grand Cru status in 1992. Thevineyard is a monopole of Domaine Lamarche who, in the 1930s when all the other grand crus in Vosne were being classified, did not apply for the promotion. La Grand Rue (1.65 ha) runs in a narrow strip of land and is located in between La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche on the slopes leading away from the town of Vosne-Romanée. Its limestone and clay soils are poorer and shallower than those to the south. La Grande Rue is considered to be among the finest, and highly prized of all burgundies with a character that is typically more feminine rather than powerful. Its wines share some similarity with the renowned La Romanée-Conti to the north.