Bruno Clair Marsannay les Grasses Têtes 2010

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"Here the expressive nose is more deeply pitched with mostly blue and purple fruit plus more obvious earth influence. This is slightly riper phenolically speaking with slightly better richness as well to the moderately robust and again somewhat rustic flavors, all wrapped in a solidly persistent and firmer finish...." BH 01/12 "The 2010 Marsannay Les Grasses Tetes is magnificent. It possesses tremendous depth in its black cherries, spices, menthol and licorice. This is a stunning wine graced with exquisite richness. The powerful tannins need time to settle down, but the Grasses Tetes is nevertheless a striking wine from start to finish. Bruno Clair notes that it was the last wine to finish its malo. If there is an argument to be made that Marsannay is capable of truly great wines, that discussion must start at this cellar...90-92" WA 02/12

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Domaine Bruno Clair:
Bruno Clair, founded the domaine which bears his name in 1979. The domaine at that time included plots in Marsannay and Fixin, the Dominode vineyard in Savigny-les-Beaune, and a large plot lying fallow in Morey-St.-Denis - "En la Rue de Vergy. He is the son of Bernard Clair (1920-2005) and the grandson of Joseph Clair (1889-1971), originator of the famous Domaine Clair-Daü which was founded i... Read more
Bruno Clair, founded the domaine which bears his name in 1979. The domaine at that time included plots in Marsannay and Fixin, the Dominode vineyard in Savigny-les-Beaune, and a large plot lying fallow in Morey-St.-Denis - "En la Rue de Vergy. He is the son of Bernard Clair (1920-2005) and the grandson of Joseph Clair (1889-1971), originator of the famous Domaine Clair-Daü which was founded in Marsannay in 1919. Following Joseph's death, family disagreements led to the dismantling of the Domain Clair-Daü in 1985. In 1986, Bruno was entrusted with the vineyards of his parents, brothers and sisters which included those of Clos de Bèze, Cazetiers, Clos St-Jacques, Vosne-Romanée, Clos du Fonteny and Chambolle-Musigny. More vineyards were purchased by the estate in 1993, inlcuding Corton-Charlemagne, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, and in 1996 Gevrey-Chambertin Petite Chapelle was added to bring the size of the domaine to more than 23 hectares (56.8326 acres). Bruno Clair cultivates, harvests and bottles his wines with the assistance of André Geoffroy and Philippe Brun. Domaine Bruno Clair is a member of the Association des Domaines Familiaux de Tradition. Read less

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"Here the expressive nose is more deeply pitched with mostly blue and purple fruit plus more obvious earth influence. This is slightly riper phenolically speaking with slightly better richness as well to the moderately robust and again somewhat rustic flavors, all wrapped in a solidly persistent and firmer finish...." BH 01/12 "The 2010 Marsannay Les Grasses Tetes is magnificent. It possesses tremendous depth in its black cherries, spices, menthol and licorice. This is a stunning wine graced with exquisite richness. The powerful tannins need time to settle down, but the Grasses Tetes is nevertheless a striking wine from start to finish. Bruno Clair notes that it was the last wine to finish its malo. If there is an argument to be made that Marsannay is capable of truly great wines, that discussion must start at this cellar...90-92" WA 02/12

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