- Domaine Lamarche
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2029
- Case size
Burghound, January 2011,
A discreet application of wood sets off the very ripe black fruit nose that is lavishly spiced and complements well the dense, serious and robustly powerful flavors that possess a firm (but not aggressive) tannic spine that is pushed to the background by the extract-rich and impressively persistent finish. 2017+.
Burghound, January 2012,
A noticeable if not really intrusive application of wood sets off the very ripe black fruit nose that is lavishly spiced and complements well the dense, serious and robustly powerful flavors that possess a very firm (but not aggressive) tannic spine that is pushed to the background by the extract-rich and impressively persistent finish. The velvety mouth feel is quite seductive yet the overall impression is one of a muscular wine very much in the vein of a classic Malconsorts. 2021+.
The Lamarche family have been in Vosne Romanée since 1740. Over the years and through multiple marriages, they were able to expand their earthly possessions and increase their vineyard holdings to include various parcels and plots across 11 appellations. Their most famous vineyard, which is also their flagship, is La Grande Rue, a 1.65 hectare plots in Vosne Romanée which became an official grand cru in 1992. Today the domaine is run by François Lamarche and his delightfully cheeky wife, Marie-Blanche. Their daughter, Nicole, and their niece, Nathalie, help with the vineyards and winemaking. More modern in thinking, they age all of their village, premier cru and grand cru wines in 100% new oak barrels.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.