Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) For the first time a little new oak (10%) has been used on the 2012 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, where part of the vineyard was replanted five years ago. The fruit here is a little blacker than the Mazis-Chambertin tasted prior, that new oak “plugging” the gaps that might have been there without the new wood. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry. There is a citric core of fruit here, touches of marmalade infusing the black and red fruit on the linear, mineral finish. This should age very well - a Clos de la Roche with substance and presence.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Good full, bright red. Reticent but pure aromas of kirsch, licorice and minerals. Bright, firm black cherry flavor shows less early sweetness than the Mazy. A bit dominated today by its rather powerful structure; very much a wine for extended cellaring.
Burghound(2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 25, Jan 01, 2007.
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/07