This powerful, dark wine has the aromas and flavors of cherries, black currant and spice that are typical of the terroir, along with elegant tannins. It will develop for 10 to 20 years in the bottle.
"Medium red. Reticent but nuanced nose offers redcurrant, dried rose, mocha and sweet oak. Silky and lush in the mouth, with a creamy old-viney texture giving it more concentration and volume than the Clos de la Roche. This is altogether more lush. The long finish features very suave tannins and lingering saline and brown spice notes.
International Wine Cellar
"The 2009 Clos St. Denis is big and powerful yet also totally impeccable in its elegance. The Clos St. Denis shows gorgeous inner perfume and striking depth in its aromas and flavors. A beautifully nuanced, well articulated finish rounds things out in style. This is high class juice. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029.
The Wine Advocate
"A ripe and notably somber but attractively spicy nose blends both red and blue berry fruit with earth nuances that can also be found on the rich, round, supple and refined medium-bodied tobacco and tar-suffused flavors that possess excellent, if not truly special, depth and length on the dusty, sappy and ever-so-mildly austere finish. However, like the Clos de Vougeot, it just feels as though there is more here than is presently being reflected and again, my score reflects this optimism that it will surface in time."