Reviews 94 points Vinous "It has a very attractive bouquet of well-defined blackberry and elderberry fruit, tangible mineralite and great delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit that merges with more red fruit toward the finish. Just a little savory in style, full of freshness and tension, this is a finely crafted Echezeaux that should age wonderfully over the next 15–20 years. (NM)" 93 points Burghound "An overtly floral, especially rose petal, and relatively high-toned nose offers up ultra-fresh aromas of both red and dark currant and plum that are laced with plenty of spice influences. The medium-bodied flavors possess a more polished mouthfeel, indeed it's almost velvety, though not the same density while exhibiting a touch of bitter cherry pit on the saline-inflected and youthfully austere finish. This is a refined Ech with excellent development potential. (AM)"
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The 9-hectare portfolio of this multi-generational family-owned vineyard boasts a series of prestigious grand cru sites. These include Charmes-Chambertin, Clos de la Roche, Clos-St-Denis, Clos de Vougeot, Échezeaux, and Grands Échezeaux. The portfolio is further enriched with the premier cru site of Vosne Romanée - Les Beaumonts and village plots in Gevrey Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, and Vosne-Romanée.
Renowned winemaker Thomas Colladot has led CLF's winemaking efforts since 2010, gaining considerable acclaim for his skill. Fruit for all CLF wines is hand-harvested, undergoes around 18 months of oak maturation, and is unfined and unfiltered. Grand cru expressions under Colladot's leadership showcase a striking balance of power, site-specific individuality, and fruit concentration, earning high praise from international wine experts.
CLF's offerings are characterized by their terroir transparency and purity, a testament to Colladot's winemaking techniques, such as a 9-day cold soaking prior to 20-24 days of fermentation. The wines also gain depth and complexity from the natural concentration provided by their old vines, many of which were planted between the 1920s and 1960s.
Claire and Thomas jointly manage CLF's vast vineyard collection, embodying a philosophy emphasizing the importance of vineyard quality in creating exceptional wines. As the wine world's best-kept secret, CLF's wines continue to receive growing international recognition, making them increasingly desirable for connoisseurs and collectors alike.