The Grand Cru La Grand Rue is sandwiched between La Tâche and La Romanée-Conti.
In the 2015 vintage, this 1.65ha monopole of the Lamarche family is stunning.
When the dust settles, 2015 is very likely to be seen as a breakout vintage for the domaine. In the context of great Red Burgundy, Lamarche's La Grande Rue has been a wine to watch and in 2015 everything seems to have clicked.
Since finishing oenology school and returning to the family's domaine in 2003, Nicole Lamarche has been working incredibly hard. In 2015, everything came together.
Of course, this should be no surprise. 2015 has every indication of being one of the most important vintages of the past couple of decades. It has everything - concentration, clarity and soil-inflected vividness.
In past great vintages, like 2005, you got a strong sense that this supremely well-positioned vineyard could deliver showstopping wine. And in 2014, you could tell that all of Nicole Lamarche's efforts were starting to add up to something very exciting. 2015 represents the meeting of the accumulation of an enormous amount of dedication with the sort of vintage that comes once or twice a decade.
Like La Tâche and La Romanée-Conti, La Grande Rue shows the velvety and exotically spiced richness that make Vosne's Grand Crus so beguiling. However, La Grande Rue brings its own unique signature of a delicate gracefulness. The wine has lovely high-toned aromatics and lifted finesse. The 2015 shows incredible harmony, elegance and structure for the long haul. Burghound highlights the "impeccably well-balanced and strikingly persistent finish."
It's nice to see a site like Grande Rue in top form. I wish that we had more to go around, especially given the excitement over the 2015 vintage. Definitely worth a look.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
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