Domaine Pierre Amiot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2014


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This breathtakingly beautiful wine won’t fade in a carafe, so if you open within the next ten years don’t hesitate to decant it, and be sure to use a good large glass. The wine has a saturated dark crimson red color, which cools to bright fuchsia just at the edge. Fresh aromas of red and black fruit, including red raspberry preserves, candied black cherries, and sun-warmed Damson plums, along with fresh white tobacco, faded peonies, rose hips, and rhubarb move in and out of the foreground as the nose evolves in the glass.

On the palate, the wine is dense and opulent; even powerful; with a solid core of brooding, mineral-saturated flavors that echoes the nose, sometimes adding grated orange zest, cardamom, and allspice as the wine grows more voluminous over time. This is a perfect example of the kind of profound, aristocratic Burgundy that motivates winegrowers around the world to try their hand at Pinot Noir. Drink now, or even better, give it another decade or more in your cool dark cellar.

Aging- oak barrels; 50% new oak for this appellation.