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Domaine Bruno Clavelier Vosne-Romanée La Combe Brûlée VV 2016
Bruno Clavelier maakt enkele van de allermooiste Bourgognes. Zijn wijnen zijn extreem rasvol en vol finesse en tonen op quasi onnavolgbare wijze de nuance verschillen tussen de diverse terroirs. De wijnen vereisen wel enkele jaren rijping, maar uw geduld wordt dan wel bijzonder beloond. La Combe Brûlée is een hooggelegen, wat koeler perceel met 85 jarige stokken op een sterk kalkhoudende bodem, net boven premier cru “Les Brûlées”.
The Wine Advocate (Neal Martin): “The 2016 Vosne-Romanée la Combe Brûlées comes from 85-year-old vines that were hit by the frost so that between50% and 60% was lost. It does not quite have the same detail on the nose as the Hauts de Beaumont. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, quite masculine in style and just missing a little flesh toward the tapered finish. Hopefully this will gain a little more substance with bottle age.”
Vinous (Stephen Tanzer): “(Bright medium red. Nose dominated by raspberry and pungent gunflinty calcaire. A step up in intensity from the Hauts de Beaux Monts (there’s no clay in this soil) but tighter and more saline in the middle palate, offering hints of flowers and olive along with noteworthy mineral tension. Finishes sapid and long. Clavelier uses cordon de royat pruning for these very old vines and because they bud later he was able to keep a bit more crop. Still, there was a good bit of millerandage and production was just 17 hectoliters per hectare.”