Ruchotte Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes 2014

Gevrey Chambertin / Rousseau

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Tasting Notes

A core of cherry and strawberry flavors lurks beneath the floral and vegetal notes in this racy red. The oak is beautifully integrated, and this is layered through the long, spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2040.

Score: 96

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2022-2040 20 September 2017

Strong reduction. The superbly intense, powerful, focused and wonderfully chiseled mineral-driven flavors deliver a palate staining, austere and brooding but once again with a seamlessly well-balanced finish where a hint of wood treatment appears. This is at once refined and restrained though it's quite clear that this will also require extended cellaring.

Score: 92 - 95

Allen Meadows, Burghound Maturity: 2029+ 15 January 2016

(20% new oak):Bright, dark red. Wilder and darker in fruit character on the nose than the Clos de la Roche, showing some smoky oak and a touch of reduction. Wonderfully silky in the mouth but with strong saline minerality giving definition and a light touch to the middle palate. More about soil than primary fruit or perfume, and distinctly less forthcoming today than the Clos de la Roche, holding more in reserve. Best today on the savory, spicy, firmly tannic finish. A sample from another barrel showed a similar note of reduction but more vibrant black raspberry fruit and suaver tannins. This very long wine should be excellent.

Score: 91 - 94

Stephen Tanzer, 01 January 2016

The 2014 Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru takes time to unfurl in the glass, eventually opening out with dark berry fruit, a touch of briary and blueberry, and a suggestion of sea spray. It is paradoxically intense but subtle. The palate is medium-bodied and here, it just shows the wood a little more than say, the Clos de la Roche. There is good density here, but it is the acidity that drives this forward and imparts so much tension. This is a Ruchottes that rivets you to the spot.

Score: 94 - 96

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2019-2045 01 December 2015