This domaine has its roots at the start of the 20th century when Henri Lamarche, a cooper, married Marie Grivelet from Chambolle-Musigny. Henri started making his own wines and selling them directly from the estate. It was his son who gained the La Grande Rue vineyard from his wife's family by way of a dowry. This was in the 1930s when there wasn't great demand for burgundy and grands crus attracted more tax, so M Lamarche decided to leave the vineyard as a premier cru (this is despite its location between La Tâche and Romanée-Conti). In 1989 La Grande Rue was elevated to grand cru status by the INAO. Lamarche bottles 14 different wines from a little more than 10 hectares of vineyards.
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A dark and smoky nose, very Clos Vougeot. I can find walnuts and black plums and a note of undergrowth. Rich and delicious aromas. Entry is plush and rich and creamy, becoming more upright, masculine and spicy. This is mineral and offers lovely snappy grip at the back. Very long wine. Bowes Wine original note
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