Clos De La Roche

2011 Clos De La Roche Lignier Michelot

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  • Appellation:
    Clos De La Roche
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  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 89 (2014 Jan.)

There is enough wood and reduction to notice so I would strongly advise decanting this if you're inclined to try a bottle young. There is outstanding richness to the big-bodied and overtly powerful flavors that possess a suave mouth feel before culminating in a firm and persistent if slightly leafy finish. I like the power and punch but the hint of herbaceousness is a potential concern.

Vinous - Score: 94-96 (2014 Mar.)

Melted road tar, incense, licorice and black stone fruits are some of the notes that emerge from the 2011 Clos de La Roche. Even with all of its obvious size and heft, the Clos de La Roche remains exceptionally elegant. Layers of dark, balsamic-infused fruit build to the intense, enveloping finish. The 2011 was vinified with 50% whole clusters and aged in 50% new oak.