Steve Tanzer 92 points - Very racy and tight, delivering a saturated core of anise, black pepper, plum and steeped black currant fruit, all tightly balled up by a strong iron spine, with mouthwatering cut. A sweet tapenade note chimes in on the finish. Should unwind nicely in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2024.—J.M.
DOMAINE CLUSEL-ROCH 2009 CLUSEL-ROCH COTE ROTIE
"Bright ruby. Complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes black and blue fruit preserves, star anise and cracked pepper, with slow-building florality. Juicy, palate-staining black raspberry and blueberry flavors are brightened by a zesty mineral quality and become sweeter with air. Closes with a whiplash of spices and impressive length." Steve Tanzer 92 points Drink 2014+
|Wine maker notes
|this cuvee makes up most of the wine we produce. It comes from vines located above the hamlet of Verenay, mainly in the place known as “La Vialliere”, but also in ”Champon”, ”Le Plomb” and ”Verenay”.
The assemblage from these places gives fine, elegant wines, although they do have a definite tannic presence.
They can be drunk in the year after bottling, to take full advantage of the youthful aromas or a few years later, when age will have added to their complexity.