93-96 Antonio Galloni
As usual, I tasted Clos de Tart in its separate fermentations and then in an approximate blend. The late harvest produced a dark, brooding Clos de Tart endowed with fabulous depth. Dark and deeply spiced to the core, the 2013 is incredibly vivid in the glass, with gorgeous interplay between the old-vine fruit and aromatic nuances from the whole clusters. Cool, mineral and savory-inflected notes inform the bracing, invigorating finish. There is a lot to like in the 2013 Clos de Tart.
94 Points Allen Meadows
From from vines that average around 60+ years of age. This is quite floral with perfumed and very spicy aromas of violets, plum, black cherry and plum liqueur scents. There is a relatively refined mouth feel to the powerful, intense and solidly well-concentrated medium weight plus flavors that possess a subtle trace of minerality on the balanced and impressively long finish. In the context of recent vintages, 2013 is not a huge vintage for this wine but I like the subtle combination of power and refinement. Refined or not however note that plenty of patience will be required before this reaches its full apogee.