Domaine François Lamarche la Grande Rue Grand Cru 2005
Hand picked, 80 to 100% de-stemmed depending on the vintage. Vatting period of about 15 to 18 days, in open oak vats at a low temperature (controlled by thermo-regulation). No chaptalisation in 2002, 2003 and 2005. Matured in oak casks for between 16 and 20 months. Bottled with no fining and no filtering. Drink it with all kinds of meat and cheeses.
Editorial Reviews for Domaine François Lamarche la Grande Rue Grand Cru
This smells awful, the Chrysanthemum floral character is so strong it smells like roach spray and under that is crappy green oak notes. Alot of the offending notes blow off bu this remains a struggle to smell with artificial vanilla tinged black plum fruits and oil cured sun dried tomato replacing the poison, somewhat. In the mouth this feels a bit washed out and innocuous. Front loaded with sweet fruit then floral inner mouth perfume and a soft, easy, short finish. Pleasant in the mouth but beware the nose! 78pts