Domaine du Clos de Tart

Monopole Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.4186 ratings
9.453 pro ratings
Morey St. Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
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9.6

The 2017 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is showing a bit of new oak on the nose, but it is simpatico with the pure red cherries, cranberry and wild strawberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and a silver bead of acidity, full of tension and surfeit with energy. There is superb salinity on the finish, which lingers long in the mouth. Sexy and quite sensual, this is a wine that needs time for the terroir to come through. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2022)

The 2017 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is showing a bit of new oak on the nose, but it is simpatico with the pure red cherries, cranberry and wild strawberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and a silver bead of acidity, full of tension and surfeit with energy. There is superb salinity on the finish, which lingers long in the mouth. Sexy and quite sensual, this is a wine that needs time for the terroir to come through. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2017 tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2022)

Jan 20th, 2022
Mike Saviage

Decanted for 5 hours. Tawny and a bit translucent in the glass. The nose is outstanding. Has “the funk”. While nice and palate coating in the mouth, I could sit and smell this all night. Nice to see a 96 have enough fruit to last long enough to see the acidity mellow so that the balance is even. I think these are ready to go, finally.

Decanted for 5 hours. Tawny and a bit translucent in the glass. The nose is outstanding. Has “the funk”. While nice and palate coating in the mouth, I could sit and smell this all night. Nice to see a 96 have enough fruit to last long enough to see the acidity mellow so that the balance is even. I think these are ready to go, finally.

Jan 5th, 2022
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.5

Em magnum. Delicious wide open and drinking beautifully. Wine of the night for me

Em magnum. Delicious wide open and drinking beautifully. Wine of the night for me

Aug 25th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Nice older tawny color. Has a nose that gives you a smile. Notes of bing cherries, rhubarb, cola, moist dark soil, some herbal spice and some funk. Smooth and palate-coating in the mouth. By the process of elimination as I mentally walk through the climats of Burgundy, I settle on Morey St. Denis and throw out a guess of 97 Dujac Clos St. Denis as the bottle. I actually thought about the 96 Clos de Tart as an guess option but didn’t pick up the high acidity trait common in 96s – and went with 97 because of the herbal thing. The mouthfeel and finish shows this bottle is in its drinking window. Give it air. Liked this wine a lot, but like other 96s, the battle between the fruit and the acidity has been ongoing for a long time and while the acidity is finally fading a bit, so too is the fruit.

Tasted blind. Nice older tawny color. Has a nose that gives you a smile. Notes of bing cherries, rhubarb, cola, moist dark soil, some herbal spice and some funk. Smooth and palate-coating in the mouth. By the process of elimination as I mentally walk through the climats of Burgundy, I settle on Morey St. Denis and throw out a guess of 97 Dujac Clos St. Denis as the bottle. I actually thought about the 96 Clos de Tart as an guess option but didn’t pick up the high acidity trait common in 96s – and went with 97 because of the herbal thing. The mouthfeel and finish shows this bottle is in its drinking window. Give it air. Liked this wine a lot, but like other 96s, the battle between the fruit and the acidity has been ongoing for a long time and while the acidity is finally fading a bit, so too is the fruit.

Feb 15th, 2021
ADAM STROMFELD

Dark fruit and elegance cherries and dried earth. Even after DRC Echezeaux this holds up beautifully. Big and perfect acidity

Dark fruit and elegance cherries and dried earth. Even after DRC Echezeaux this holds up beautifully. Big and perfect acidity

Aug 6th, 2020
Conrad Green

Wtf. Delicate ruby sheen to the wine. Translucent. A lot of variation on the rim. Very delicate roses and some soft orange rind. Hauntingly pure and almost creamy. Still a hint of cherry. Gorgeous and, while light, almost consomme-like in the balance of lightness and intensity. This is still so very much alive, it’s heartbreaking. Given its age...

Wtf. Delicate ruby sheen to the wine. Translucent. A lot of variation on the rim. Very delicate roses and some soft orange rind. Hauntingly pure and almost creamy. Still a hint of cherry. Gorgeous and, while light, almost consomme-like in the balance of lightness and intensity. This is still so very much alive, it’s heartbreaking. Given its age...

Feb 5th, 2020
Bob McDonald

The 4th and final Grand Cru from Morey Saint Denis tasted blind. Richer on the nose than the Clos Saint Denis with rose petals, raspberry and some stalky notes. On the M+ palate spicy red fruits finishing with silky tannins. Could only be a Grand Cru. In summary the MSD bracket of 4 was seamless and all rated 95 points or higher. A common theme of all of these 2016 red burgundies is that whilst they will cellar for decades many are approachable now.

The 4th and final Grand Cru from Morey Saint Denis tasted blind. Richer on the nose than the Clos Saint Denis with rose petals, raspberry and some stalky notes. On the M+ palate spicy red fruits finishing with silky tannins. Could only be a Grand Cru. In summary the MSD bracket of 4 was seamless and all rated 95 points or higher. A common theme of all of these 2016 red burgundies is that whilst they will cellar for decades many are approachable now.

Jan 26th, 2020
Shawn R

Pure and nearly drinking perfect. Layer upon layer of cinnamon, puffs of smoke and minerals. Maybe as good as the 2005.

Pure and nearly drinking perfect. Layer upon layer of cinnamon, puffs of smoke and minerals. Maybe as good as the 2005.

Apr 19th, 2019
Bob McDonald

The 6th and final wine in the MSD Chambolle Musigny bracket and my WOTB - Wine of the Bracket. Nose is powdery dusty with dried rose petals. Palate is powerful yet elegant - holding plenty back. Great picking and wine making decisions here in this warm vintage. Could happily drink now if you have no patience but will last for ages. Alex from PWS gave this 98 points and can appreciate why he did.

The 6th and final wine in the MSD Chambolle Musigny bracket and my WOTB - Wine of the Bracket. Nose is powdery dusty with dried rose petals. Palate is powerful yet elegant - holding plenty back. Great picking and wine making decisions here in this warm vintage. Could happily drink now if you have no patience but will last for ages. Alex from PWS gave this 98 points and can appreciate why he did.

Jan 19th, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

Super period.

Super period.

Jan 15th, 2019