Founded in 1141 by a convent of Cistercian nuns, Clos de Tart is one of the oldest and most historically significant domaines in Burgundy. Located in the Côte de Nuits near the village of Morey-Saint-Denis, the 7.5 hectare Clos de Tart vineyard has remained fully intact since its creation, and it is presently the largest Grand Cru property in Burgundy as well as one of only six Grand Cru monopoles. In October of 2017, Clos de Tart was purchased by the owner of Chateau Latour for an undisclosed sum, and because of this, we believe that future releases will surely increase in price. As such, we are thrilled to present an opportunity to acquire two exceptional vintages - the classically styled 2014 and the more concentrated 2015 - at the lowest retail prices in the country:
Clos de Tart Grand Cru Monopole 2014 750ml - $365 each
95-97 Points Wine Advocate “The 2014 Clos de Tart Grand Cru will contain 40% whole bunch fruit in the final. It was picked from September 17 until September 22. This blend that I tasted included the young vines at the bottom of the vineyard that may or may not be deselected to make a Forge de Tart (the decision will be made next year). It is also the first vintage that does not include old vines at the northwest corner that were pulled up in spring 2014, due to be replanted in four years' time. It has a very well defined bouquet with cranberry and wild strawberry fruit, fine mineral tones and is quite harmonious with hints of wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied and I feel this has tightened up since I tasted it in September 2015. The fruit also seems a little darker. Blackberry and wild cherry, with a hint of cola and certainly more tangible mineralité on the finish, as you can feel the mouth tingling long after it has bid adieu. (NM)” (12/2015)
Clos de Tart Grand Cru Monopole 2015 750ml - $475 each
97 Points Wine Advocate “The 2015 Clos de Tart Grand Cru is a monumental young wine, opening in the glass with a brooding bouquet of wild berries, peony, orange rind, licorice, espresso roast and spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, powerful and multidimensional, with an enormous core of vibrant fruit, an ample chassis of fine tannins and a beautiful line of acidity. While the vintage has brought an extra dimension of concentration and power to this Clos de Tart, it remains wonderfully controlled through the long, palate-staining finish, and the terroir—including its proximity to Bonnes Mares—is front and center. With his first solo vintage at Clos de Tart, Jacques Desvauges has evidently hit the ground running. Cropped at 22 hectoliters per hectare, vinified with 40% whole cluster, and aged in 80% new wood. (WK)” (04/2018)
These wines are both superb candidates for long term aging, so act now to add them to your cellar.