Vinous – 88
From the three youngest parcels in the clos, the 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis La Forge de Tart 1er Cru has a fragrant blackberry and briar bouquet with light pressed iris aromas. The balanced, medium-bodied offers suggestions of licorice on the entry and touches of graphite toward the finish. Fine.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
Jasper Morris – 90-93
Made up from the younger vines planted in 1999, 2005 and 2011. It has a fine purple colour, with soft red raspberry fruit, a little firm behind. Good wine that merits its 1er cru labelling, but does not feel like a baby grand cru.