La Pousse D’Or Clos De La Roche Grand Cru
Price: $282.59 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
A ripe, complex and brooding nose features notes of cassis, red currant, earth and game along with plenty of spice nuances. There is good power to the concentrated broad-shouldered flavors that are underpinned by relatively fine tannins on the impressively long, dusty and moderately austere finish. This firmly structured and very serious effort is also quite good but as good as it is it can’t quite match the Bonnes Mares in 2012.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 92
The 2012 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru comes from a 0.32-hectare parcel planted in 1950 and 1951. It demonstrates more grandeur and authority on the nose compared to the unruly Bonnes-Mares, dealing up superior delineation and focus. The palate is rich and sensual on the entry: dark cherries, kirsch, marmalade and even a touch of peach. The acidity is well-judged and it finishes with a flourish of precocious candied fruit. This is just superb, a wine worthy of its status.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 92-94
Medium-deep red. Ripe black raspberry, smoky minerality, mocha and animal fur on the inviting nose. Plush, sweet and horizontal; wonderfully rich, broad, palate-coating flavors of minerals, smoke, chocolate and savory brown spices. A voluptuous, varietally expressive Clos de la Roche with noble tannins, great sappy energy and outstanding echoing length.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 95