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Francois Lamarche Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot 2017

The standard lightish Lamarche colour, and you have to go looking for the fruit on the nose. Good concentration on the palate however, though with firmer tannins behind. Follows through quite well. Fractionally more muscular than the Echezeaux but not all that obviously Clos de Vougeot in structure. 92-94 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

A background whiff of wood sets off the very fresh aromas of red and dark berry, earth and a hint of leather. The rich, full-bodied and very serious flavors possess solid size and weight along with excellent drive on the powerful and youthfully austere if decidedly linear finish. Like the Les Cras, this is going to require at least some aging to fill out and until that occurs this is going to be more potential than pleasure. With that said, my range implicitly assumes that it will flesh out in time. 91-94 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 69

Lamarche holds 1.35-hectares of vineyards in the Clos de Vougeot, situated over three terroirs: one is at the top of the Clos near the Château (actually there are two small parcels in the area known as Montiotes Hautes); another is in the middle tranche on the Vosne side (Petits Maupertuis): and the remaining parcel is lower down near the RN74. All three parcels are picked at the same time. As you might expect, Nicole Lamarche chooses to vinify a finer, prettier expression of the Clos – very Vosne in style.

Vougeot seldom comes with a structure as lacy and as elegant as this. That said, a terroir can’t completely change its spots, and in the context of this producer you will naturally find more power and more mineral, savoury structure when compared to the other wines listed here. Again, in the context of today’s Grand Cru Burgundy pricing, it’s a bargain!

$378.00in any six

$420.00 per single bottle

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