The 2013 Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru takes time to unfold on the nose, mainly red fruit, tertiary, with touches of orange rind, subtle estuarine scents and Japanese wakame. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, fresh with a bitter-edged opening. The impressive depth and almost obdurate tannic finish make me wonder whether it is proportionate to the fruit concentration. Maybe afford this a little longer?
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2040