The 2017 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru contains 100% whole bunch fruit, matured in one new barrel and one used. This has a more expressive bouquet than the Clos de la Roche, featuring ample ripe red currant, blueberry and raspberry preserve aromas tinged with pressed flowers. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry and offers a little more penetration and tension than the Clos de la Roche. Almost sorbet-fresh on the vibrant finish. Wonderful.
(93-95) points, Vinous (January 2019)
Diversity is to be expected as each Grand Cru has its own personality. To the eye, this wine is plain ruby, sometimes a bit darker. Veiled in strawberry and violet, the Clos de Tart offers both robustness and charm. Quite tannic when young, it softens with age while gaining in complexity. The Clos des Lambrays is a true aristocrat, fully rounded in youth and with added depth and gravity as the years go by. The Clos Saint-Denis impresses by its finely-tuned nuances – this wine is the Mozart of the Côte de Nuits. The Clos de la Roche is firmer, deeper and more serious, closely akin to Chambertin. Aromas of humus and truffle are often precursors to notes of small red or black fruits. A small part of the Bonnes-Mares appellation lies in this commune, but the greater part is in Chambolle-Musigny.