Domaine du Clos de Tart Grand Cru Monopole (3 Liter Bottle) 2015 Front Label
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Domaine du Clos de Tart Grand Cru Monopole (3 Liter Bottle) 2015

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3000ML / 13.5% ABV
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3000ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The Clos de Tart 2015 is a great powerful wine, racy, well-balanced and juicy. Very fragrant on the nose, it has a wonderful bouquet of ripe red and black fruit with spicy notes and some floral hints. Upon tasting, what is striking is its density and concentration, underlined by delicate tannins and a wonderful crispness. The long finish is very complex with a mineral note.

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D 97
There are eight lots here, and this is the likely definitive blend, which will be made final before bottling. Voluptuous red fruit nose displaying power, force and aromatic purity despite the new oak. Lovely attack, packed with fruit and a graceful acidity. Great clarity and precision, but it's no heavyweight, convincing by its intensity. There's 13.4% alcohol here but it's not apparent, and neither are the tannins. Harmonious and very long finish.
RP 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is a monumental young wine, opening in the glass with a brooding bouquet of wild berries, peony, orange rind, licorice, espresso roast and spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, powerful and multidimensional, with an enormous core of vibrant fruit, an ample chassis of fine tannins and a beautiful line of acidity. While the vintage has brought an extra dimension of concentration and power to this Clos de Tart, it remains wonderfully controlled through the long, palate-staining finish, and the terroir—including its proximity to Bonnes Mares—is front and center. With his first solo vintage at Clos de Tart, Jacques Desvauges has evidently hit the ground running. Cropped at 22 hectoliters per hectare, vinified with 40% whole cluster, and aged in 80% new wood.
BH 94
Moderate wood frames very ripe liqueur-like aromas of plum, cassis, floral and ample spice and earth nuances. There is excellent richness to the opulent yet relatively refined big-bodied flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the powerful, mouth coating and driving finish that possesses outstanding complexity and persistence. There is a hint of warmth but overall this is quite well-balanced and the length is remarkable. My sense is that while this will age effortlessly for decades, it should not be particularly difficult young.
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Domaine du Clos de Tart, France
With its 7.52 hectares, the Clos de Tart is the largest of the five Grands Crus Monopoles in Burgundy, the entirety of which has been in sole ownership throughout its history. Throughout the past nine centuries, the estate has only changed hands four times: from 1141 to the French Revolution Clos de Tart belonged to the Cistercian nunnery of Tart Abbey. It was then sold in 1791 to the Marey-Monge family who retained ownership until 1932 when the estate was bought at auction by the Mommessin family. Most recently, the Pinault family, via their holding company Artémis Domaines, purchased the Clos de Tart in 2018. Since 2015 the estate has been practicing organic viticulture and the 2018 vintage is the first certified organic vintage. 2016 also saw the introduction of biodynamic practices with certification following in 2019. The team ensures all efforts are made on a daily basis to showcase this jewel of vineyard, taking care to work with patience and respect year upon year. Keen to retain the uniqueness of its plant material and safeguard its genetic information for future generations, the estate replants using grafted vines from mass selections of their best-performing plants. Today they have a stock of 72 different vines in their own nursery in Morey-St-Denis.
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While Morey-St-Denis of Burgundy might not get the same attention as its neighbors, Gevrey-Chambertin to the north and Chambolle-Musigny to the south, there is no reason why it shouldn’t. The same line of limestone runs from the Combe de Lavaux in Gevrey—all the way through Morey—ending in Chambolle.

There are four grand cru vineyards, moving southwards from the border with Gevrey-Chambertin: Clos de la Roche, Clos St-Denis, Clos des Lambrays, Clos de Tart and a small segment of Bonnes-Mares overlapping from Chambolle. Clos de la Roche is probably the finest vineyard, giving wines of true depth, body, and sturdiness for the long haul than most other vineyards.

Pinot Noir from Morey-St-Denis is known for its deep red cherry, blackcurrant and blueberry fruit. Aromas of spice, licorice and purple flowers are present in the wines’ youth, evolving to forest and game as the wine ages.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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