The 2014 Clos de Tart is a skyscraper of a wine. Vinous loved this wine’s “Multidimensional nose offering scents of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, cardamom and Oriental spices, with a faint suggestion of roasted ripeness. A compellingly sweet, explosive bomb of fruit in the mouth… There’s something Musigny-like about this wonderfully seductive, utterly delectable wine, which displays great finesse to its tannins and outstanding rising length.”
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.