La Grande Rue Magnum

2017 La Grande Rue Magnum Francois Lamarche

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  • Appellation:
    La Grande Rue
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  • Grape Type:
    Pinot Noir
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 3
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Wine Critics Notes:

Allen Meadows - Score: 92-94 (2019 Jan.)

This is also quite floral with its array of violet, lavender and rose petal wisps that add considerable elegance to the very pretty mix of black pinot fruit, sandalwood and lovely spice elements. The mouthfeel of the medium weight plus flavors is finer than those of the GE if not quite as powerful or muscular, all wrapped in a wonderfully long if slightly warm and austere finale. This is a big but balanced example of LGR and should age effortlessly.

Vinous - Score: 92-94 (2019 Jan.)

The 2017 La Grande Rue, the famous 1.65-hectare monopole of the domaine that runs parallel to Romanée-Conti and La Romanée, offers attractive crushed strawberry, raspberry, rose petal and wet limestone aromas on the nose. This is not as intense as the 2016 but very focused and delineated. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry, replete with filigreed tannin and a refreshing sense of salinity that becomes more marked toward the finish. This feels linear and almost strict at the moment, but it will gain more depth during the remainder of its barrel maturation. Excellent.