2015 Clos de la Roche

Lignier; Hubert

95Average Score
Red
2021-2050
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace
£399.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
95
Drinking window
2021-2050
Critic Notes

The 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru comes from 0.65-hectare in Montluisants and 0.25-hectare in Les Fremières; it matured entirely in new oak, including 25% whole bunch fruit. It has a very succinct and harmonious bouquet with layers of ripe red berries, cold limestone, a touch of violet and orange blossom. So pure and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, very harmonious in the mouth, quite linear compared to recent vintages, but exuding precision and intensity on the finish that lingers long in the mouth. It leaves a saline residue that urges you back for another sip. This is an outstanding Clos de la Roche that will give 25+ years of pleasure. Chapeau Laurent et Hubert. Dec 2016, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2021-2050

Score: 96-98/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2021-2050

While it has lost none of its striking elegance, the 2015 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has shut down a bit since I last tasted it, unfurling with coaxing to reveal aromas of ripe cherries, raw cocoa, dried flowers, cinnamon and grilled squab. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and satiny, with unusual suppleness and charm for a young Clos de la Roche, but with considerable depth and concentration behind its deceptively charming facade. Bright and precise, it's a fabulous wine with a long and brilliant future ahead of it. Oct 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 96-/100William Kelley

(from a .90 ha parcel of 35 to 45 year old vines located in Monts Luisants and Fremières). As is almost always the case chez Lignier this is the best wine in the range though aromatically it is all but mute at present. On the plus side is the wonderful texture to the sleek, intense and muscular middle weight plus flavors that possess focused power and a fine bead of minerality that continues onto the mouth coating and beautifully persistent finish. This beauty is very backwards but everything is in place such that it should amply repay extended cellaring. Dec 2016, www.burghound.com

Score: 92-94/100Allen Meadows, Burghound
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
Clos Roche
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2021-2050
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
Clos Roche
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2021-2050
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