2012 Clos de la Roche

Le Moine; Lucien

94Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Critic Notes

The 2012 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a dark berry, wild strawberry and yellow plum-scented nose that is more predictable but perhaps better defined than the Clos Saint Denis. The palate is fleshy and rounded on the entry. It is interwoven with fine acidity and it shows great length, seguing into its tender and feminine on the finish. It is deceptively complex and one of Lucien le Moine's best 2012s. Feb 2014, www.robertparker.com

Score: 95-97/100Neal Martin

Reduction. In much the same fashion as the Clos St. Denis this displays a relatively refined mouth feel thanks to the fine grain of the tannins and while this isn't quite as fine, I would describe this as more elegant than the typical example of Clos de la Roche. There is good power and plenty of punch to the broad-shouldered and solidly well-concentrated flavors that possess a supple mid-palate and fine length if not quite the depth of its stable mate. Tasted: Apr 15, 2014. Drink: 2024+

Score: 91-94/100Allen Meadows, Burghound
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
Clos Roche
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
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Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
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Drinking Window
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Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
Clos Roche
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
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