‘(from a .27 ha parcel, most of which is young vines of 15+ years of age though there is a parcel approximating 15% of the total with ~40 years of age; 80% whole cluster). An exceptionally ripe nose flashes port-like nuances on the mix of red and dark berry fruit aromas where additional breadth is present in the form of menthol, violet and soft spice wisps. There is better freshness on the palate of the well-detailed and minerally big-bodied flavors that exhibit outstanding power on the robust,muscular and lingering finish. This firmly structured effort is impressive if not typical. Drink 2038+.’ (91-94) points. Allen Meadows, Burghound.com.
‘The 2018 Clos-de-la-Roche Grand Cru, matured with 80% whole bunch, has an intense blackberry nose with strong undergrowth and seaweed aromas. The medium-bodied palate features crunchy black fruit. Here I feel the stem addition slightly dominates the finish, so hopefully that will be subsumed with time. Maybe this is one cuvée from the domaine where I might have dialed down the whole bunch. Drink 2024-2044.’ (91-93) points. Neal Martin, Vinous.