2019 clos de tart, clos de tart grand cru
Why We're Buying
Sometimes the best things are the simplest ones. The sentiment rings true with Clos de Tart, a pinot noir from Domaine du Clos de Tart. According to Wine-Searcher.com, Clos de Tart is the most sought-after wine in Morey-Saint Denis and appreciated 50% between 2017 and 2021.
The 2019 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is first vintage where winemaker Alessandro Noli has 100% responsibility and so the buck stops with him. Firstly that dialing down of new wood was the correct decision because already it is seamlesly entwined within the aromatics, allowing the quite plush Dorset plum, bilberry and light estuarine aromas to flourish from the glass. Impressive delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, very well judged acidity, great harmony from the start. Good salinity, that saltiness leaving a residues on the tongue and leaves it tingling and it feels reassuringly persistent. I think this is a great success for Noli and doubtless it will age well over the next 25-30 years. Welcome to the new Clos de Tart. 96-98 points