- Domaine Lamarche
- Grands Echézeaux
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2036
- Case size
Burghound, January 2015,
Here the nose is similar to that of the Malconsorts though in this case the floral component is more pronounced. There is good verve, power and concentration to the big-bodied and imposingly scaled flavors that really coat the mouth on the focused and linear finish. This is more obviously structured and while not hard or aggressive, in contrast to the Malconsorts this is going to need at least a decade in the cellar before it will be approachable with pleasure. Drink 2024+
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.
One of two Grand Crus within the Flagey-Echezeaux area right in the heart of the Cote de Nuits. Much more compact and homogenous than the neighbouring Echezeaux, the Grands Echézeaux vineyards are owned by around twenty producers - very modest in Burgundian terms. The most celebrated producers include Domaines de la Romanee Conti, d'Eugenie and Mongeard-Mugneret. These fine wines are richly complex yet balanced and have enormous ageing potential.