Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2006, Armand Rousseau
This outstanding domaine needs no introduction. Tasted at the excellent London restaurant Bibendum under ye olde rites of corkage, this young Clos de la Roche proved itself precocious. A bright and deep strawberry red colour. Vanilla, red notes, a hint of spice. Lovely, charming, delightfully fresh. Fruit-driven then finishes with good breadth, spicy and intense. The classic Rousseau shape an elegant length with a powerful finish. Enjoyable now but clearly has more to offer in 4 years time. The Clos de la Roche is aged in one year old barrels which makes it more approachable. This domaine has ploughed the vineyards since 2000.