Robert Parker – 92-94
The 2012 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru has a primal bouquet that opens up with encouragement, but only slightly, with mulberry and raspberry fruit, touches of briary and damp moss. The palate is underpinned by very fine tannins. This is a feminine, harmonious and sensual Clos de la Roche prioritising elegance over power. There is a long tail on the finish that is velvety smooth and caressing. This is very seductive and classy.
Vinous – 92-94
(Jadot buys wine from two growers, but the wines were made in Jadot’s barrels, mostly with whole clusters): Good bright medium red. Black cherry, chocolate and roasted herbs on the nose, lifted by pepper and menthol. Then creamy-sweet and expressive in the mouth, with red fruit flavors leavened by herbs, pepper and spices. Densely packed, sweet and very long.