2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru (Pinot Noir)
David Duband's 2013 vintage is produced form 65-year old Pinot Noir vines growing in the Clos de la Roche lieu-dit. This Grand Cru from Burgundy carries outstanding aromatic and ageing potential. The 2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru reveals a shiny dark (near black) hue. The nose exudes strong fruits, cassis, blackberry, vanilla, and spices. The palate is smooth, with power carried by rich, velvety tannic base.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2013 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, like the Echézeaux '13, was stubborn and broody when I tasted it at the domaine, giving very little away. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins, a little chalky in texture with a touch of more tension that the Echézeaux. The tannins are quite rigid here and the finish more austere compared to its peers. Give this two or three years in bottle.