2015 Vosne Romanee Clos du Chateau Monopole

Liger-Belair; Domaine du Comte

91Average Score
Red
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£761.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

The Clos du Chateau 2015 is in tank already and will like the previous years be bottled earlier than the other wines. This is one of the wines with the 2015 magic – and perhaps not very typical for the vintage with it’s light-footed, floral and airy expression. Clos du Chateau is one of the signature wines of the estate – with it’s prominent location just below the Chateau – and with it’s very expressive and mineral driven style that is the essence of Vosne character. The 2015 offer the generous fruit of energy of the vintage – but combined with the magic airiness of this terroir. The nose is bursting with fruit and Vosne spices – expressive and floral in a unrestrained and natural way. On the palate rich yet light-footed with a long intense airy feel … so juicy and effortless. Adore the expressive and airy style of this wine .. so refined and delicate. Jun 2016, www.winehog.org

Score: 92-93/100Steen Öhman, Winehog

The 2015 Vosne-Romanee Clos du Chateau had been racked two weeks prior to my visit, ready for bottling the following week. It has a delightful bouquet with red cherry, crushed strawberry and fine mineralite for a village cru. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, a touch of tangy marmalade infusing the red berry fruit, with fine structure and acidity towards the energetic finish. Give this 2-3 years in bottle and it should drink well for a decade. Dec 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-92/100Neal Martin

(a monopole of the Domaine with 35+ year old vines and much rockier soil than Columbière). Here there is no reduction as the expressive nose is bright and fresh with plenty of spice nuances to the pretty mix of red berry fruit elements. There is a lovely sense of detail to the cool, pure and vibrant middle weight flavors that possess a sleek mouth feel before culminating in a saline, balanced and beautifully persistent finish. This is excellent and should amply repay mid-term cellaring. Dec 2016, www.burghound.com

Score: 89-92/100Allen Meadows, Burghound

(tasted from tank): Medium red. Sexy, expressive aromas of raspberry, peony and smoky minerality. Quite dry but supple and ripe--in fact, opulent for this bottling, displaying an umami silkiness. This is showing very well considering that it has been recently sulfured; in fact, Liger-Belair planned to bottle it the week after my visit. He noted that this wine always has a high pH--3.65 in this case, while the other 2015s here are around 3.4. Jan 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 88-91/100Stephen Tanzer
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
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Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
12.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Burgundy
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
12.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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