2009 Louis Jadot Clos de la Roche
Coming from two sources the Clos de la Roche is also very pure and open with a mineral component and firm structure (92-95).
SWA 92-95 IWC 90-92 BH 91-93 - Antonio Galloni Wine Advocate 92-95 Points The 2009 Clos de la Roche comes across as big, powerful and a touch heavy-handed. This shows tons of richness and depth but lacks the sheer excitement of the estate's finest wines. The Clos de la Roche is made from purchased wine. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. International Wine Cellar 90-92 Points Good medium red. Reticent nose dominated by oak today; comes off as a bit simple following the Grands-Echezeaux. Then supple, sweet and elegantly styled, with moderate complexity to the flavors of redcurrant and brown spices. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins and enlivening minerality. This is purchased wine, from a single supplier in 2009. Burghound 91-93 Points A beautifully complex and overtly sauvage nose speaks of plum, red currant and red berry liqueur nuances that introduce delicious, round and quite supple middle weight flavors that possess reasonably good concentration, all wrapped in a dusty and moderately austere finish that delivers excellent length.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. Complex wood spice chimes in the upper registers of this wine, with sweet vanilla and sarsaparilla. It's grounded more by acidity than tannin or direct fruit, and though the wine is substantial in size, it's not showing much of itself. An intriguing scent of crystallized rose hints at what may evolve as this ages.