My 2017 note: This south facing, more solar exposure is reflected in its richness and fruit intensity, well complemented by its decomposed limestone underpinnings, giving it a hot/cold dynamic sense of interplay, and has a self evident sense of aromatic class. A very good and complete wine, as it so often is. For those who favor a bit more richness with their stoniness, this would maybe be more their cup of tea than the mineral power of La Roche. But such diversity is what parcellary specificity is all about….
“(from 60+ year old vines located in Vergisson). A moderately exotic nose is composed of notes of pineapple, lychee, passion fruit and enough wood to merit pointing out. There is again fine volume to the equally sappy and attractively textured flavors that exude both warmth and minerality on the clean and reasonably dry finish. The warmth of the 2020 vintage is more apparent here though not so much as to materially detract from the overall sense of balance. (90-92)/2024+” Allen Meadows ———–> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”