The Clos des Corvees 1999 has entered a quite matured stage and is showing good form. In the nose organic red and dark berry fruit – spiced with cinnamon, allspice and hints of tar. On the palate quite intense fruit … fine length with a very nice mineral backbone. Love the terriors in the southern part of Nuits-Saint-Georges. A lovely wine … but these wine should not be enjoyed after transport … they need to settle down … in this case the sediments was stirred up, adding a slight volatile note to the wine. Nevertheless a lovely wine … would no doubt merrit a higher rating if the bottle was handled with more care.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos De Corvees 2000 from Domaine Prieure Roch is fully mature and at it’s peak now. The bouquet is bursting cherries – moving on to strawberries, red current, violets and red forest berries. On the palate matured pure organic fruit – with a remarkable freshness. The fruit is very juicy and vibrant for a 2000 – best bottle I have tasted of this wine. Very fine for the vintage – but lacking the depth and intensity of a great vintage. Nevertheless a beautifully focused and balanced wine – pure pleasure.
The Nuits 1er cru V.V. is a quite big step up from Nuits “1″. The Nuits 1er 2009 is more accessible than the “1″, with less reduction. In the nose fine delicate red and dark cherries, cherry stones – spiced with cinnamon and allspice. On the palate more weight and layers of fruit, not a heavy wine but quite intense pinot flavors. Good quite transparant expression of the terroir, with a nice balance to the rather sweet fruity notes. Not showing the full qualities at the moment – a fine wine from Henri Roch.
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos De Corvees is more or less the signature wine of Domaine Prieure Roch. The 2000 Clos de Corvees is now fully mature but very much alive. The bouquet is bursting with red fruits – strawberries and framboise – organic style. On the palate quite opulent lush pinot fruits, but with a good focus from a core of red fruit. The Clos de Corvees 2000 seems now fresher than the Goilotte 2000, but should be consumed within the next years. A pleasure!