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Domaine Francois Lamarche La Grande Rue Grand Cru Pinot Noir

Ratings on Delectable

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

Wine No. 5 in the Vosne Romanee lineup. My notes - Powerful again without the finesse of DRC. Fine savoury Tannins without the intensity of the others in the group. My least pointed in the group. This Cuvée usually shows well at these tastings but underperforming in this company.

Wine No. 5 in the Vosne Romanee lineup. My notes - Powerful again without the finesse of DRC. Fine savoury Tannins without the intensity of the others in the group. My least pointed in the group. This Cuvée usually shows well at these tastings but underperforming in this company.

9.6

Jean-Francois Pelletier

Vibrant Ruby. Opulent nose of red fruit. Full body backed by the Vosne spice. Long finish. Love this.

Vibrant Ruby. Opulent nose of red fruit. Full body backed by the Vosne spice. Long finish. Love this.

9.4

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Lovely fresh Pinot fruit with a whiff of grapefruit. Amazingly forward and succulent on the palate with gorgeous clear long fruit. Surprised how well this is showing.

Lovely fresh Pinot fruit with a whiff of grapefruit. Amazingly forward and succulent on the palate with gorgeous clear long fruit. Surprised how well this is showing.

9.4

Bob McDonald

Sweet and spicy with some savoury earthy minerality. This is a monopole and just over the road (Rue) from Romanee Conti. Super fine tannins very much living up to its exalted address.

Sweet and spicy with some savoury earthy minerality. This is a monopole and just over the road (Rue) from Romanee Conti. Super fine tannins very much living up to its exalted address.

9.7

Mike Evans

I can’t get past the decomposing rodent on the nose and harsh tannin on the palate, quite disappointing.

I can’t get past the decomposing rodent on the nose and harsh tannin on the palate, quite disappointing.

7.9

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Amazing wine from small 1.6 HA property. Earth driven , melted red licorice, stewed mushrooms and velvety smooth tannins, acid lasts a long time. Finessed wine that I wish we had more of...

Amazing wine from small 1.6 HA property. Earth driven , melted red licorice, stewed mushrooms and velvety smooth tannins, acid lasts a long time. Finessed wine that I wish we had more of...

9.2

Jeffrey Lew

Still a baby and took a lot to coax this to wake up. Great structure and mineralogy akin to its terroir. Good now, but great in another 5years.

Still a baby and took a lot to coax this to wake up. Great structure and mineralogy akin to its terroir. Good now, but great in another 5years.

9.4

Meredith Hu Delectable Pro

Cured meat, licorice, blueberry, sour cherry, earth, and dusty herbs. Medium minus acidity and tannins. Less refined than else.

Cured meat, licorice, blueberry, sour cherry, earth, and dusty herbs. Medium minus acidity and tannins. Less refined than else.

8.9

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Amber edges. Soft red fruit with woody notes on the nose. Some herbal notes then plum, done tarry darker fruit. Nice balance

Amber edges. Soft red fruit with woody notes on the nose. Some herbal notes then plum, done tarry darker fruit. Nice balance

9.4

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

The 6th and final of the Vosne Romanee Grand Crus. Tasted blind. Red fruited without the intensity on nose and palate of the others in this final group. In past tastings La Grande Rue has been a standout and good value in relative terms but this year it lacked the depth class and intensity of the others in the group. To summarise the Vosne Romanee GC group the consensus of the group was #1 to the DRC RC, Equal 2nd to La Tache and the Thibault Richebourg, 4th to the Hudelot RSV, 5th to La Romanee ( a tough school when a wine as good as this is placed 5th!) and 6th to La Grande Rue. Congratulations to Prince Wine Store for putting this wonderful tasting on every year and being able to source these increasingly rare bottles. Already looking forward to the next one.

The 6th and final of the Vosne Romanee Grand Crus. Tasted blind. Red fruited without the intensity on nose and palate of the others in this final group. In past tastings La Grande Rue has been a standout and good value in relative terms but this year it lacked the depth class and intensity of the others in the group. To summarise the Vosne Romanee GC group the consensus of the group was #1 to the DRC RC, Equal 2nd to La Tache and the Thibault Richebourg, 4th to the Hudelot RSV, 5th to La Romanee ( a tough school when a wine as good as this is placed 5th!) and 6th to La Grande Rue. Congratulations to Prince Wine Store for putting this wonderful tasting on every year and being able to source these increasingly rare bottles. Already looking forward to the next one.

9.4

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