Domaine Arlaud

Roncevie Bourgogne Pinot Noir

8.9127 ratings
9.028 pro ratings
Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

This wine fucks. Serious Bourgogne level, complex, perfumed, generous length, structurally pliant without losing posture, great energy. Mixed wild red and black berry fruit, currant, cured meat, wet forest, violets, sweet licorice, baking spice. Very young and could argue it needs some time to flesh out. Fantastic QPR.

This wine fucks. Serious Bourgogne level, complex, perfumed, generous length, structurally pliant without losing posture, great energy. Mixed wild red and black berry fruit, currant, cured meat, wet forest, violets, sweet licorice, baking spice. Very young and could argue it needs some time to flesh out. Fantastic QPR.

Dec 7th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Very reductive right now. But in terms of weight, attack, structure, acid and finesse this is the best young Roncevie I’ve tasted among the last six vintages. I look forward to checking on this in a year, should show excellent bottle development given the components that are there now.

Very reductive right now. But in terms of weight, attack, structure, acid and finesse this is the best young Roncevie I’ve tasted among the last six vintages. I look forward to checking on this in a year, should show excellent bottle development given the components that are there now.

Nov 29th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Much more depth and aromatic character than the difficult 2014. Fresh red berries, whole cluster spice character, licorice, forest floor and a bit of leesy funk. There’s a smoky burnt earth quality on the back end to support the big tannins which are still quite young. This vintage will only improve in the next 3-5 years- a bit primary and tight but showing some pure fruit.

Much more depth and aromatic character than the difficult 2014. Fresh red berries, whole cluster spice character, licorice, forest floor and a bit of leesy funk. There’s a smoky burnt earth quality on the back end to support the big tannins which are still quite young. This vintage will only improve in the next 3-5 years- a bit primary and tight but showing some pure fruit.

Jun 19th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Roncevie is generally one of my favorite wines to look for in every new vintage because of its unique pedigree as a regional wine; declassified Gevrey village vineyard just a stones throw from some of the great 1er crus. I found the 2014 to be a bit of an enigma. Bright fruit and pretty, delicate aromatics at first. Leesy funk (and perhaps a touch of Brett) that needed some time to blow off. 2nd night found it to be a bit tired and aromatically shy. Mid palate was all tart cranberries and pomegranate and mineral texture without much supporting core of fruit. 12.5% ABV is never a negative for me, but perhaps the uneven 2014 vintage left this lieu dit a bit bereft in the ripeness department. Very little palate weight in contrast to the high acid and slightly green tannins. Arlaud’s penchant for whole cluster inclusion might be a detraction in this case. Certainly not a bad effort, but this wine is capable of achieving true village status in good years so this was a bit disappointing. I’m somewhat curious to see this vintage in a few years but feel more inclined to seek out a few more bottles of the 2015 which is a much more sure bet now and in the future.

Roncevie is generally one of my favorite wines to look for in every new vintage because of its unique pedigree as a regional wine; declassified Gevrey village vineyard just a stones throw from some of the great 1er crus. I found the 2014 to be a bit of an enigma. Bright fruit and pretty, delicate aromatics at first. Leesy funk (and perhaps a touch of Brett) that needed some time to blow off. 2nd night found it to be a bit tired and aromatically shy. Mid palate was all tart cranberries and pomegranate and mineral texture without much supporting core of fruit. 12.5% ABV is never a negative for me, but perhaps the uneven 2014 vintage left this lieu dit a bit bereft in the ripeness department. Very little palate weight in contrast to the high acid and slightly green tannins. Arlaud’s penchant for whole cluster inclusion might be a detraction in this case. Certainly not a bad effort, but this wine is capable of achieving true village status in good years so this was a bit disappointing. I’m somewhat curious to see this vintage in a few years but feel more inclined to seek out a few more bottles of the 2015 which is a much more sure bet now and in the future.

Mar 12th, 2018
Yukari Haruyama

Yukari had this 4 years ago

Yukari had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 20th, 2016
Garett Morin

Sour cherry and cranberry up front. Finish lacking. Good basic Bourgogne.

Sour cherry and cranberry up front. Finish lacking. Good basic Bourgogne.

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2016
Andrew H

Andrew had this 5 years ago

Andrew had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2014
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.5

It's like a Burgundy for beginners.

It's like a Burgundy for beginners.

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2014
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

8.6

Not my favorite "Burgoin" :-). Not bad, not amazing. Not worth the price

Not my favorite "Burgoin" :-). Not bad, not amazing. Not worth the price

Jan 6th, 2016
Nicolas Bazinet

D'un p'ti millésime, wow

D'un p'ti millésime, wow

Feb 18th, 2015