|Burgundy||2017||Clos de la Roche, Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot||BT||0||6||1,400.00||12||6||155.55555466667||94.00||92.00||Clos de la Roche, Coquard Loison-Fleurot||0.75|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
The 2017 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru comes from vines planted in 1933 and 1954, though remarkably, Sébastien told me that one parcel was a fruit orchard as late as 1964. The classy bouquet of mineral-rich red berry fruit, graphite and undergrowth aromas reveals just a hint of morels in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, a very elegant, refined style and a linear finish. Understated and classy. Drink 2022-2040.
The 2017s form a strong follow-up to the outstanding 2016s. Colladot shows deft use of whole bunches, knows when to select new oak or used, add stems or not (details for each cuvée are presented in the tasting notes.) He allows the vineyards to articulate their own personalities so that each one offers its own take on the vintage. If you have not discovered Coquard Loison Fleurot, practice saying that name on a daily basis, or use the acronym “CLF.” It never does “DRC” any harm. Make sure you bag some of the 2017s when they hit the market.