2005, Armand Rousseau, Clos Roche

Clos Roche, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 91-93

Drinking Dates: 2015+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 01-Jan-2007

(from a 1.48 ha holding, 1 ha of which is in Les Fremières and the rest in Clos de la Roche proper; 20% new wood in 2015). Reduction dominates the nose but I doubt that it will last as nuances of fruit are ‘visible’. The broadshouldered flavors possess even better size, weight and mid-palate concentration while offering fine power and drive on the sappy, complex and balanced finale. I very much like the overall sense of harmony though again, at least moderate patience is strongly advised. (92-94)/2031+