William KELLEY, Wine Advocate
LA FORGE DE TART 1er CRU
The intelligent and sensitive new régisseur (since March 2019), Alessandro Noli, formerly at François Pinault's sister property Château Grillet,
clearly has his own ideas, but will be continuing the more elegant interpretation introduced by his predecessor Jacques Devauges (now at Clos des
Lambrays). Medium-deep ruby, a natural luster. Beautifully integrated soft spice from the wholebunch fermentation (an average of 65% across the
different parcels) and the oak (80% new but the proportion will be reduced still further from 2019). At once aérien and mouthfilling, floating and gliding
on its seductively silky tannins, which leave only the gentlest valedictory squeeze. Hugely promising, another wonderful wine from this special site.