2011 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
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- France > Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
- Domaine Arlaud Père & Fils
There are a couple of theories about the etymology of Clos de la Roche. One is that the name comes the rock that is the sub-soil of this parcel. Another makes a link to Celtic times when the Gauls made sacrifices on a rock just above the Clos. The Arlaud 0.43 hectare holding is in the Mochamps part of the vineyard and produces 2,200 bottles.
`Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The gorgeous Clos de la Roche 2011 from Domaine Arlaud offers open red cherries and wild strawberry scents on the pure and feminine bouquet that has superb vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe and rounded tannins that feel totally in sync with the racy acidity. This stylish grand cru gradually gains momentum, leading a really quite vital and vibrant finish that is spicy and feisty. There is a great deal going on within this Clos de la Roche and comes highly recommended. ` 94 points, Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com