Domaine Lecheneaut "Clos de la Roche" Grand Cru 2016 (Cote de Nuits, France) - [WS 94] [VM 93-95]

Domaine Lecheneaut "Clos de la Roche" Grand Cru 2016
(Cote de Nuits, France) - [WS 94] [VM 93-95]

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About This Wine:
The Clos de la Roche often gives athletic, spirited, and very vinous wines, carrying aromas of spices (pepper, cinnamon, and cloves) and black fruits. This is a wine to keep, always composed of a fair acidity and rich tannins that do not prevent a certain finesse. The length on the palate and its impressive retro-olfaction makes it one of the jewels of the Cote de Nuits.

The Soil :
The Clos de la Roche is highly chalky: barely 30 cm of topsoil, a few pebbles and some large blocks of stone from which derives its name. The vineyards, located in "Monts Luisants", are planted directly in the marls of ostrea with a limestone outcrop from Premeaux in the upper layers that nourish the limestone and marly soil. Limestone fossils can more often be found on the lower part of Clos de la Roche.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A dark, brooding red, this features black cherry, black currant and violet aromas and flavors, showing elements of tar and black pepper. Smooth and well-built, with an underlying minerally vein on the firm, dry finish. Best from 2022 through 2038. 10 cases imported." - BS (Issue Nov 30, 2019)

93-95 Points - Vinous Media:
"(from what Philippe Lecheneaut described as a very good crop; aging in 50% new oak): Saturated ruby. Knockout primary nose combines black raspberry, espresso, brown spices, lavender, violet and bloody steak. Fully ripe yet lively, offering terrific floral cut to its intense flavors of dark fruits, licorice, rose petal and stony minerality. This wine boasts a rare balance of sweet fruit and minerality, not to mention great inner-mouth tension. Perhaps most impressive today on the spicy, unflagging finish, where the wine's serious, building tannins are wonderfully distributed. A splendid and long-lived Clos de la Roche in the making." - Stephen Tanzer (Jan 2018)