The Vosne Romanee Gaudichots is fulfilling the fine promise it showed from cask. Made from very old wines – planted in 1930 – on the vineyard located just next to the mighty La Tache. In the bouquet very intense Vosne spices – notes of peony rose and violets, a lovely deep red berry fruit and a quite intense minerality . On the palate layers of lovely pinot fruit – pure and with fine depth. The mineralic backbone of this wine is impressive – and the finish is very foxused and persistent.… Read the full article →
Aux Brulees 2011 from Domaine Meo-Camuzet is a very intense Vosne in the making. The bouquet is crammed with red and dark berry fruit – notes of cassis, razzberries, liquorice and intense Vosne spices. On the palate layers of dark pinot fruit and delicate minerality. It’s quite powerful and muscular for the vintage, with a long an firmly focused finish. A big and quite backward wine – will need at least 10 – 15 years in the cellar to show the full potential.… Read the full article →
The Clos du Chateau 2011 is a quite adorable Vosne village. The nose is offering delicate red berry fruit with loads of stony minerality and Vosne spices – hints of violets and peony rose. On the palate lovely harmonious fruit – refined and focused for this level – and all is focused by the excellent minerality from this fine lieu-dit terroir. It’s not a dense wine like the 2009, but more a wine of finesse and poise. Need some time to integrate the oak fully – a lovely terroir driven Vosne village.… Read the full article →
La Romanee 2011 is a very impressive and gorgeous expression of Vosne terroir. The bouquet is intense and refined with cool red berry fruit – complex spicy aromas with notes of violets, pomegranate and rose petals – and last but least layers of filligree mineralty. On the palate intense medium-bodied vibrant fruit focused by the powerful and very refined minerality and the finely grained delicate tannins. The energy and tension in this wine is impressive, as is the long intensely mineralic finish.… Read the full article →
The Richebourg 2011 from Gros Frere et Soeur is a strong display of Vosne terroir. The bouquet offer a lovely spicy minerality with notes of violets, all spice, liquorice, coffee and red berry fruit. On the palate quite rich fruit with a powerful backbone of minerality. It’s a quite complex despite the quite heavy oak notes, and the long and intense mineralic finish is textbook Richebourg. A very fine Richebourg in the making.
(Drink from 2024) – Very Fine 93 – 94p – Tasted 18/03/2013 at the Trilogie in Vosne – Barrel sample.… Read the full article →
The Vosne Romanee En Orveaux 2011 is quite a step up from the otherwise lovely village Vosne from Cathiard. The bouquet is quite floral, with violets, liquorice and a lovely spicyness. On the palate pure red and dark berry fruit – very balanced and harmonious. It has a lovely mid-palate intensity in the fruit – supported well by a fine expression of minerality from the terroir – 60 year old vines are adding depth and weight. A lovely wine for the vintage showing both intensity and refinement.… Read the full article →
The Vosne Romanee Aux Malconsort 2011 from Cathiard is a really seductive wine. The nose is showing lovely red and dark berry fruit, discrete oak and delicate Vosne spices – violets and hints of rose petals. The palate is offering rich and quite lush fruit, with a very powerful underlying minerality – the tannins are quite powerful but ripe and very refined. A beautiful wine in the making – Cathiard is really all about seductive refinement these days – what a treat to taste this wine.… Read the full article →
Domaine Poisot is a “new” domaine run by the former navy captain Remi Poisot, who is now making wine from a fine portfolio of family vineyards.
Remi began making wines before the harvest in 2009, and 2010 was his first full vintage – where he also did the work in the vineyards.
The Poisot family own vineyards in Romanee-Saint-Vivant, Corton-Bressandes, Corton Charlemagne and in Pernand-Vergelesses – these vineyards is a part of the heritage from the Louis Latour domaine – see further info about Domaine Poisot
The Vosne Les Beaux Monts is one of my favorite wines from Grivot – and the 2011 version is yet again a delightful glass of Vosne. The bouquet is bursting with stony minerality, Vosne spices and red berry fruit. It’s airy and quite filigree – lovely complexity. On the palate fine red fruit – very well supported and focused by the excellent mineralic drive. The finish is long and refined with a lovely nerve and energy – love the terroir expression in this wine.… Read the full article →
Richebourg is a legendary vineyard – and while Romanee-Conti, La Romanee and La Tache are regarded as slightly better, most Burgundy lovers can tell you about a very special moment with a bottle of Richebourg.
My Richebourg moment was Henri Jayer Richebourg 1985 – tasted back in 2002 – a legendary wine and a typical Richebourg … big, powerful and still very young at the age of 17.
The quality of Richebourg has improved quite a lot during the last 20 years, but even before this the overall quality of the wines from Richebourg were very high compared to other Grand Crus with multible owners.… Read the full article →
Romanee Saint-Vivant is somehow the rising star among the Grand cru’s of Vosne Romanee. For many years Richebourg was undisputed number four after the three big Grand Cru’s – Romanee-Conti, La Romanee and La Tache. But in the last two decades the wines from Romanee Saint-Vivant have shown big improvements, and the vineyard is now a worthy rival to Richebourg – and sometimes even surpassing it’s more masculine neighbour.
The Vosne-Romanee Clos du Chateau 2010 is a gorgeous wine. The nose is very open and expressive with red berry fruit – spiced with violets, cinnamon, peony rose and a touch of oak. Very organic, forward and wonderfully complex Vosne expression. On the palate intense organic fruit with a lovely mineralic framework from the fine terroir. It’s very transparant and the fruit is pure and juicy – love the 2010 energy. The finish is long for this level with a lovely precise and vibrant minerality.… Read the full article →
The 2002 vintage was a big succes at Domaine Prieure-Roch, and the Les Hautes Maizieres is no exception. The bouquet is very expressive with organic red fruit – notes of strawberries, peony rose, cinnamon and allspice. On the palate rich and quite lush fruit – very expressive and mouth coating. It’s a fine wine for this level, but is somehow lacking the focus of a bigger terroir. A wine of pleasure – mature now and should be consumed within the next few years.… Read the full article →
The Richebourg 2004 from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is quite extrovert and matured wine. In the bouquet lovely red fruit with notes of sous-bois, violets and peony rose – hints of orange and tar. On the palate quite intense openly knit fruit and minerality – expressive with a good power and balance. The finish is long and quite muscular – so typical for the terroir. The fruit is slightly rustic in the finish – indicating it’s not a top vintage. Nevertheless – love the energy and nerve in this wine – a very fine effort in this vintage.… Read the full article →
This year I had the opportunity to taste some 2011s and 2012 from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair at a tasting the day after the Trilogie en Cote de Nuits.
The tasting program comprised of some of the 2011s not presented at the Trilogie, and some of the 2012 wines – including the white from the new vineyard Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Grandes Vignes. This article focus on the tasting of the 2012s – the 2011s will be covered in a separate article.… Read the full article →
The Richebourg 2000 from Anne Gros is now wonderfully matured and showing the virtues of both the Richebourg vineyard and the 2000 vintage. The bouquet is crammed with Vosne spices and stony minerality – very expressive with a lovely sweet and charming fruit. The palate offer intense midpalate fruit, a lovely minerality and a long quite powerful finish – so typical for this fine vneyard. The fruit is charming, matured and pure – typical 2000 – but is like most other wines from this vintage lacking a bith of depth and nerve compared with the best vintages.… Read the full article →
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The Romanee-Conti 2011 is a zen like statement for the 2011 vintage. The bouquet offer deep and intense quite dark pinot fruit, with notes of rose petals, cinnamon and violets. It’s currently quite discrete – but very intense with a filigree complexity of airy transparent fruit. The palate show very intense red and dark fruit … the tannins are refined and finely grained but also quite powerful .. keeping the wine very focused on the midpalate. The finish is impressively long and complex with the vibrant fruit coating the refined minerality.… Read the full article →