Clos De La Roche

2014 Clos De La Roche Armand Rousseau

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    Clos De La Roche
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    Pinot Noir
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92-94 (2017 Jan.)

A discreet lashing of wood easily allows the equally sauvage-suffused nose to display its array of various dark berries, earth, floral and soft underbrush scents. The energetic and beautifully well-detailed medium weight flavors exude a subtle minerality on the muscular finish that exhibits focused power and excellent persistence. This is one of those relatively rare wines that will age effortlessly for years yet should be enjoyable the entire way.

Vinous - Score: 91-94 (2016 Jan.)

(10% new oak): Bright medium red. Captivating nose offers aromas of cherry, brown spices, mocha, menthol and underbrush lifted by high notes of blood orange and flowers. Liqueur-like raspberry and spice flavors show outstanding precision and perfume thanks to a firm mineral spine. Finishes spicy, refined and very long, saturating the mouth without leaving any impression of weight. This really perks up the salivary glands. Rousseau owns a full hectare of Clos de la Roche in the lower part of the cru, just under Clos Saint-Denis, and another half a hectare higher up on the hillside.