2008, Hubert Lignier, Clos Roche

Clos de la Roche, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 88-91

Drinking Dates: 2018+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 30-Jan-2010

(from a .90 ha parcel of 35 to 45 year old vines .72 ha located in Monts Luisants and .28 in Fremières; 25% whole cluster). A whiff of volatile acidity does not really materially diminish the appeal of the earthy and markedly sauvage-inflected aromas of both red and dark pinot fruit that display a top note of various floral elements. There is excellent volume and mid-palate density to the broad-shouldered flavors that deliver fine length despite the same slightly drying finish. Once again my projected range offers the benefit of the doubt that the dryness will eventually round out with some time in bottle. (91-93)/2031+