Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2009, Louis Remy
Tasting Clos de la Roche from a barrel sample, as is the case here, is difficult. Its important not to expect too much clarity on the nose and to focus on the fundamentals on the palate. The more structured appellations, like Clos de Vougeot and Nuits-Saint-Georges all pose this problem for the taster. So it was no surprise that this Clos de la Roche 2009 wasn't showing much of a bouquet except some background plum fruit and sweet herbs. Great impression in the mouth though. An intriguing mix of berry fruit, minerality and medium to high acidity. A balanced "vin digeste" which will age very well. Tasted courtesy of the Justerini & Brooks Burgundy 2009 tasting.