2025 - 2045
Revisited in bottle, the 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru La Forge de Tart wafts from the glass with aromas of raspberries, sweet spices, rose petals and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with an ample core of fruit, powdery tannins and lively acids, it's seamless and harmonious, promising a broad drinking window.
Alessandro Noli's second vintage at the Domaine du Clos de Tart is another notable success, as the accompanying notes attest. As I wrote last year, changes effected by Noli at this address include much gentler handling of the grapes during cuvaison—just occasional "foulage," as Noli puts it, by foot—and diminished percentages of new oak: 70% for the Tart herself and 50% for the Forge. Some concrete eggs, it seems, now keep the fûts company in the cellar.