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Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2011

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    Not surprisingly this really hasn't changed much since my review that appeared in January 2013. It still possesses an arresting nose of highly complex and intensely earthy nose that features notes of smoke, game, spice on the exceptionally fresh yet ripe red and dark pinot fruit aromas. There is excellent richness, size, weight and power to the large-scaled but well-detailed flavors that display an interesting saline component on the refreshing and finish that delivers very fine length. If this can add a bit more complexity than I presently envision my score may be a bit too conservative. In any event this is really quite good and note that it's not so structured and backward that it couldn't be enjoyed now with 30 minutes or so of air.

    Country/Region: France, Burgundy

    Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

    Bottle Size: 750ml

    Ratings: BH 92 - 94

    Best serve at 17 – 18°C