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2008 Clos de Tart, Clos de TartMar. 2011
The nose is bright, clear and shows precise dark fruit – very impressive. There is plenty of slightly grainy tannin backed by very good acidity. It seems clearly a wine of Morey with it’s physique of well-defined muscle. Although long, the last part of the mid-palate and the finsh still betray a lot of oak flavour and texture. This will need the best part of 18 months to come into balance, otherwise very impressive wine of intensity and tension.
2005 Clos de Tart, Clos de TartApr. 2009
Deep colour. Very tight aromas with dark, creamily oaked fruit notes at the core, slowly releasing raspberry notes. A little prickly carbon dioxide then tongue saturating flavours of coffee and roast nuts. Lots of structure, but balance too. As it loses the CO2 it becomes close to a complete wine.
2003 Clos de Tart, Clos de TartApr. 2009
‘Big’, saturated colour. An opulent, almost ‘Barossa’ nose that slowly, slowly opens and widens and even begins to impress. The palate, likewise, starts concentrated and peppery. There’s plenty of coffee yet mineral elements too. There’s a suggestion of heat on the finish – a very long finish – but blind you wouldn’t pick ‘burgundy’…
2001 Clos de Tart, Clos de TartApr. 2009
Medium-plus relatively young colour. The nose has a good blend of red and black fruits – it’s rather complex. Luxurious, if oaky mouthfeel – plenty of oak flavour on the finish too, Super balance, fruit and delivery – outstanding, very young wine.
1999 Clos de Tart, Clos de TartApr. 2009
Herbs, spices and some caramel on the nose too. Mature flavours on the palate, some brown sugar though imature tannins. There is less than perfect balance, but good length. Not a great bottle given the stature of the vintage.
1995 Clos de Tart, Clos de TartApr. 2009
Wide, herby, and cooly mineral aromas. Plenty of depth of flavour, some maturity but the tannin despite being less forward than the Lambrays also needs 3-5 years. There’s a slight metallic edge to the flavours but not too bad. Good, but less successful than the Lambrays.
1985 Clos de Tart, Clos de TartApr. 2009
The colour is a little younger than the Lambrays. Sweet, old wood aromas and a slight vegetal edge over deep fruit notes. The old wood is quite evident as a flavour too. There’s plenty of concentration and nicer flavours and width in the finish. Better condition than the Lambrays bottle and, hence, a better experience.
1999 Clos de Tart, Clos de TartDec. 2006
Medium, medium-plus ruby-red core edging to a salmon pink. A nose of minerals edged with soft red fruit and the faintest trace of vanilla. The palate is wide but not fat, plenty of dry and grainy tannin and a real impression of expansion. Very long – again in a mineral rather than fruity sense. A young and impressive wine of quite some potential.
2004 Mommessin, Clos de TartMar. 2006
A wide, creamy and interesting nose. Versus ‘La Forge’ this is much silkier and has so many more facets – more intense and certainly more complex. Lovely, lingering finish. My style of wine – super.
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