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Clos de la Roche
Grand Cru

  • RegionCôte de Nuits
  • VillageMorey-Saint-Denis
  • AppellationClos de la Roche Grand Cru
  • Grape varietyPinot Noir
The Vine
  • Average vine age 40 years
  • SoilClay, chalk and limestone
  • Average yield35 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential10-15 years
  • Serving temperature 16-17°
Description
  • Clos de la Roche is a small plot of land between Morey-Saint-Denis and Gevrey-Chambertin. Not far from this area there used to be a quarry exploiting the rock bed, hence the name "Clos de la Roche". In Robert Parker's opinion this Grand Cru produces some of the greatest wines in Burgundy.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in open vats
  • Ageing
    10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    An astounding wine that will enchant you with its intensity and richness. The 2005 "Clos de la Roche" reveals delicious aromas of black fruits, with hints of vanilla and caramel. It has refined tannins and promises great enjoyment after several years of cellaring.
  • Food Pairing
    Game - meat in gravy - mature cheeses
Press review
  • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005 - Wine Spectator - Oct 2007 - 95/100
  • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005 - Wine Spectator Insider - July 2007 - 95/100
  • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005 - Wine Advocate - May 2007 - 90/100


Press review
    • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005 - Wine Spectator - Oct 2007 - 95/100Gorgeous sweet cherry flavors introduce this powerful red, which is underscored by mineral and stiff tannins. Pure, detailed and very focused, gaining intensity and length with time in the glass. An impressive young 2005 with fine potential. Best from 2012 through 2030. 25 cases made.
    • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005 - Wine Spectator Insider - July 2007 - 95/100Gorgeous, sweet cherry flavors introduce this powerful red, which is underscored by mineral and stiff tannins. Pure, detailed and very focused, gaining intensity and length with time in the glass. An impressive young 2005 with fine potential. Best from 2012 through 2030.
    • Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005 - Wine Advocate - May 2007 - 90/100An impressive 50-case lot was Latour's 2005 Clos de la Roche; which exhibits tea and resin aromas, rich, roasted meatiness, a slightly caramelized edge to its black fruits, and an appropriate peasure of stoniness. Overall, this displays as much intensity and grip as any 2005, yet remains quite polished and refined in tannins.
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