- Domaine Lamarche
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2032
- Case size
Burghound, January 2015,
Here the nose is spicier still with plenty of floral elements present in the form of violet, rose petal and lilac that add elegance to the assorted red berry and exotic tea aromas. There is much more volume to the muscular, intense and mineral-driven big-bodied flavors that possess plenty of power on the focused, very firm and moderately austere finish. The underlying material is excellent and this should amply reward 8 to 10 years of bottle age. Note too that in contrast to some of the wines in the range this is not a good candidate for early consumption. Drink 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.