2020 Clusel Côte Rôtie les Grandes Places MAG

2020 Clusel Côte Rôtie les Grandes Places MAG




In every single vintage, this is a reference point bottling for the appellation as a whole…..I am not sure exactly how little of this I will be given, but I will do my best to spread it around.  Keep that in mind in making your requests….I will do my best…..a little * awarded here.

“Dark robe; the nose conveys elegance, a curvy coulis of red fruits aroma, discreet notes of violet, blue fruit, perfume within. The palate presents a serene, full, gliding wave of red fruited content, silk in the feel, and gras that is stylish, sustained with precision. The tannins come along well, progressively, slot right in. It’s a rather stately, less wild and punchy LGP than recently, with clarity of fruit and neatness of tannins. The fruit peeks out neatly on the aftertaste, nice. It gives Burgundian pleasure, earlier drinking than the 2019 LGP. From 2027. 2053-55 July 2021” Five Stars John Livingstone Learmonth

“Smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of fresh dark berries, cherry cola and vanilla, along with a hint of olive in the background. Supple, broad and alluringly sweet, offering deeply concentrated black raspberry, cherry preserve, spicecake and violet pastille flavors and a report of smoky minerality on the back half. Shows superb energy and fine detail and reveals no rough edges. Finishes velvety, energetic and extremely long, displaying excellent focus, youthfully chewy tannins and lingering florality.” 95-97 Josh Raynolds for the 2019, NOT THE 2020 OFFERED HERE