One of the least known of the GREAT GRAND CRUS
La Grande Rue – a vineyard bordered by La Tâche on one side, and by La Romanée, Romanée Conti and Romanée St-Vivant on the other. This site actually contains some parcels that were previously a part of La Tâche, and vice versa, as the Lamarche family swapped vines with DRC in the 1950s.
This is clearly a wine of distinction – Vosne-Romanée royalty if you prefer – and there is no royalty higher in the Côte de Nuits. It is elegant, endlessly complex, and I could spend the whole night sniffing the glass. Bill Nanson, The Finest Wines of Burgundy
Here there is less wood in evidence but also noticeably better complexity to the exceptionally spicy nose of plum, earth, Asian-style tea and pronounced floral scents. This is really quite refined as the caressing mid-palate is pure silk which contributes significantly to the sense of elegance of the medium weight flavors that are blessed with very fine concentration as well as plenty of palate coating dry extract on the markedly firm but not hard finale. This impeccably well-balanced effort should amply reward extended cellaring. 95 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 65