Reviews & Scores
The ruby-colored 2002 Clos de La Roche sports an earthy, herbal, black fruit and spice-packed nose. Medium-bodied, deep, and fresh, this structured, somewhat tannic wine offers flavors reminiscent of red cherries, raspberries, and spices. It has lovely purity, concentration, and length.
Deep red-ruby. Quintessential Clos de la Roche aromas of small wild red fruits, minerals, gunflint, mocha, smoke and spices. Dense, sappy and gripping, with extremely primary fruit character and deep spiciness; shows a level of vibrancy rare for the vintage. A wine of great definition and freshness, with explosive finishing flavors. A great example of this grand cru.
Roasted coffee and very ripe earth aromas combine with notes of cassis, minerals and pure Pinot extract and seamlessly merge into huge, indeed almost massive flavors of colossal proportions and such complexity that it rivals the RSV for sheer breadth of expression. This is dynamic, vibrant and almost implausibly long. This isn't carrying quite the same brawny structure as the Richebourg or Musigny but this too will lives for decades. As good a Leroy Clos de la Roche as I can remember.