Like the Gevrey villages this is presently reduced but the underlying fruit clearly seems quite ripe. The middle weight plus flavors aren’t quite as big and robust as those of the Clos de Vougeot but there is a bit more refinement even though I underscore that this is still a muscular Clos de la Roche that is certainly no shrinking violet, all wrapped in a strikingly persistent finish where a touch of wood surfaces. This too is going to require at least 5 to 7 years of cellaring first to allow for more depth to develop. (91-94)/2027+
The finest and biggest Grand Cru red wine appellation in Burgundy's Morey-St-Denis, on the Côte deNuits, covering 16.9ha. Clos de la Roche's soils are rich in marl which gives more body, depth and ageing potential to its wines than most other vineyards. Wines from Clos de la Roche tend to be powerful and full bodied with black fruit aromas and flavours, developing rich, gamey characters with age.