Robert Parker – 93+
Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Beaune. The 2012 La Grande Rue Grand Cru from Lamarche has a fabulous bouquet that gently unfurls in the glass: fine mineralité and tension, wonderful precision here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tensile tannin, crisp and poised, tightly wound and certainly needing several years to really show its mettle, but a great wine that is both understated yet intense. I’ll be cautious now, but I would not be surprised to see this gain more favourable reviews in the future.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2045