Domaine du Clos de Tart

Monopole Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.4178 ratings
9.448 pro ratings
Morey St. Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
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
Shawn R

It’s those times when everything just comes together...wine, conversation, food and most important friends! Those times are what seem to create special memories. This evening was one of the special times. @Martin G Rivard and our brides had a fantastic evening at The Breakers in West Palm Beach, thank you. 04 from a Magnum that was in full stride. Martin and I both said the wine has another 20 years easy. Chinese Five Spice, dust and wet moss on the nose. Dissecting this wine we couldn’t find a hard edge. No signs of age. Acid gives this wine tension and power. Soy, crushed pepper, wild cherry and underbrush fill your mouth. A finish that goes on for a good 45sec. 05 was a stellar vintage, yet this 04 holds its own.

It’s those times when everything just comes together...wine, conversation, food and most important friends! Those times are what seem to create special memories. This evening was one of the special times. @Martin G Rivard and our brides had a fantastic evening at The Breakers in West Palm Beach, thank you. 04 from a Magnum that was in full stride. Martin and I both said the wine has another 20 years easy. Chinese Five Spice, dust and wet moss on the nose. Dissecting this wine we couldn’t find a hard edge. No signs of age. Acid gives this wine tension and power. Soy, crushed pepper, wild cherry and underbrush fill your mouth. A finish that goes on for a good 45sec. 05 was a stellar vintage, yet this 04 holds its own.

Jul 31st, 2018
Gilbert Van Hassel

Infanticide but oh so good. Full Cherry nose. Powerful, great acidity but very drinkable young. Super long finish, this is a monumental effort. Will easily keep another 30 years and will only get better and more complex over the next ten years. Can not wait to taste the 2016.

Infanticide but oh so good. Full Cherry nose. Powerful, great acidity but very drinkable young. Super long finish, this is a monumental effort. Will easily keep another 30 years and will only get better and more complex over the next ten years. Can not wait to taste the 2016.

Jun 20th, 2018
Bill Bender

A surprise visit from the Jersey Boy and he decisively chose Burgundy as his libation of the night and I gladly obliged. Great people make good wine so much better and as the conversation flowed the wine opened and evolved. This was tight with a touch of funk to start but with the sea air the sweet, silky fruit took center stage. This is still a massive wine but it is so so lush and round with a substantial amount of tension and intensity. Very much on its way up and it will only get better for the next 10 years. Thank you @Joe Lucca for the hang. Smiles all around @Mike R

A surprise visit from the Jersey Boy and he decisively chose Burgundy as his libation of the night and I gladly obliged. Great people make good wine so much better and as the conversation flowed the wine opened and evolved. This was tight with a touch of funk to start but with the sea air the sweet, silky fruit took center stage. This is still a massive wine but it is so so lush and round with a substantial amount of tension and intensity. Very much on its way up and it will only get better for the next 10 years. Thank you @Joe Lucca for the hang. Smiles all around @Mike R

Sep 14th, 2017