The Clos de Tart is one of Burgundy’s iconic vineyards properties. The vineyard has had only four owners since the 12th century, and, unusually for Burgundy, has never been subdivided. Today the wines from this 7.5 hectare monopole start around $500 per bottle.
We don’t open Clos de Tart all that often. But we do enjoy wine from its immediate neighbor, a premier cru across the street called “Les Ruchots” — most consider it the finest premier cru in the town. Our source in Morey-St-Denis, the Domaine Pierre Amiot, makes magnificent Ruchots year in and year out. Today we’re excited to offer their terrific 2015.
From an acre of vines, the Amiot family makes just 200 cases of this wine per year. Their vines, planted in the 1950s, produce concentrated, intense red Burgundy. Allen Meadows (Burghound) awarded the 2015 92 points, finding it “suave and velvety,” “highly seductive,” and with “very fine persistence.” Now five years on from the harvest, this 2015 has begun to add gorgeous woodsy notes like licorice and mushroom.
We’re not claiming you’ll mistake Ruchots for its famous Grand Cru neighbor, but it’s easy to see why many consider Ruchots the best premier cru in the town. It’s a wine of unusual depth and intensity for its class, and at less than a sixth the cost, we think it’s a fantastic value.
Amiot Morey-St-Denis 1er “Ruchots” 2015
bottle price: $86
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