2005 Nicolas Potel Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Potel’s 2005 Clos de la Roche smells sweetly of cherry liqueur, blond tobacco, honey and iris. If this were a white wine if would be a nobly sweet one. Explosively intense in the mouth, with sappy, sweet cherry, quarry dust, tobacco, pungent flowers, citrus zest, and gradually emerging hints of game, it finishes with almost indelible sweetness and complexity. (DS)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep red. Explosive, perfumed nose offers kirsch, licorice and faded flowers. Sappy and sweet but nicely delineated and quite backward, with a fine-grained texture and superb inner-palate energy. Best today on the resounding finish.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A flat out gorgeous nose features violets, red pinot fruit and black berry notes trimmed in a deft touch of wood that gives way to rich, full and sweet flavors that possess unusually good detail, all wrapped in a powerful, deep and exceptionally long finish. This is also impeccably well balanced and should improve for at least a decade.
Flattering, sweet nose. Then great juicy fruit on the palate with real energy. Lively and fresh too. A hint of coffee. Quite lean. Pure, very fruity – almost unnervingly so! 17.5/20 points.