Roger Voss

Roger Voss

European Editor

Reviews wines from Portugal and France.

Roger Voss is a veteran wine and food author, and a journalist and has been writing about wine and food for the past 25 years. His books include France: A Feast of Food and Wine; The Wines of the Loire; Pocket Guide to the Wines of the Loire, Alsace and the Rhône; and Fortified Wines. He is based in Bordeaux, France, and reviews the wines of Portugal and France (except for wines from Alsace, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Rhône Valley).

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Roche de Bellene 2012 Pinot Noir (Charmes-Chambertin)

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  1. $312

As always with a grand cru from Gevrey-Chambertin, this wine shows immense power. It is dominated by black fruits as well as signs of the 60% wood aging. Behind, the red cherry fruits are developing along with the lively acidity. It needs to age and should not be drunk before 2019.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2015)
95
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Roche de Bellene 2012 Pinot Noir (Clos de la Roche)

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The superb Clos de la Roche has produced a powerful and complex wine. It has concentrated black fruits and solid tannins while also showing a beautiful velvet texture that will develop into a sumptuous wine. It’s still in the first youthful flush and needs many years. Drink from 2020.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2015)
94
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Jean-Marc Brocard 2012 Les Preuses Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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The potential of this wine is considerable. It has great reserves of fruit and of minerality. At the moment, it’s still young and needs several years to reveal its rich, structured, taut character fully. Drink from 2018.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2015)
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Joseph Drouhin 2012 Marquis de Laguiche Premier Cru Morgeot Chardonnay (Chassagne-Montrachet)

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  1. $131

The Marquis de Laguiche vineyards, with a great stock of premier and grand crus, have long been managed by Drouhin. This wood-aged, generous and opulent wine is already smooth and rich. Yellow fruits have a tight, tense texture to go with their open character. The wine is just beginning to develop its intense complexity. Drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2015)
94
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Roche de Bellene 2012 Pinot Noir (Clos de Vougeot)

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  1. $312

This perfumed, smoky wine is gently wood aged and offers layers of tannin and black cherry fruits. It is still young and dense, dark and dry, with piercing acidity. It is concentrated, firm and needs time. Drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2015)
93
points

Château Saint-Maur 2014 Clos Capelune Rosé (Côtes de Provence)

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  1. $60

Situated in the hills above Saint-Tropez, this vineyard is one of the highest in Provence. The wine has a fresh, cool character with lively acidity layered with berry and currant fruits. It is crisp, tight and as complex as a Provence rosé can be.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2015)
93
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Château d’Esclans 2013 Garrus Rosé (Côtes de Provence)

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  1. $90

Onion-skin pink in color, this wood-aged wine is opulent and ripe. It is textured, with generous red fruits that are given a great lift by the spice and pepper that fill the mouth and give the wine power and richness. The acidity is well integrated, finishing the wine with freshness. A far cry from so many fruity rosés, this is a serious wine.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2015)
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Domaine de Bellene 2012 Les Grèves Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Beaune)

  1. $100

From a half-acre parcel, this is a delicately structured wine. Delicious, forward red-cherry fruits are juicy and provide lift to the the firm tannins. The combination and balance of the fruit and the texture result in a wine that will age well. Drink from 2018.

 — R.V.  (7/1/2015)
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