Offering up a rich but reticent bouquet of cassis, currant leaf and plums, the 2015 La Grande Rue Grand Cru performed a touch better than it did six months ago. While this full-bodied wine is somewhat firm and inscrutable, it does seem to possess some depth and substance. Drink 2022 - 2035. 93 Points. William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, Nov 2018.
This perfumed beauty displays fireworks in a glass with its kaleidoscopic nose of super spicy, floral and cool red and dark berry nose. The middle weight flavors are less concentrated and powerful than those of the Grands Ech but markedly finer with a caressing and sophisticated mouthfeel that carries over to the rich finish that once again tightens up noticeably on the impeccably well-balanced and strikingly persistent finish. While at least some patience will also be required this classy effort should be approachable sooner than the Grands Ech. Drink 2030+. 94 Points. Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Jan 2018.