Domaine Georges Noellat, Vosne Les Petits Monts 2012

The Vosne-Romane Les Petits Monts 2012 from Georges Noellat is a gorgeous expression of the terroir and the vintage. The nose is offering lovely juicy red and dark berry fruit, a lovely Vosne spicyness and a well integrated touch of oak. On the palate fine concentration with a delightful silky and pure fruit. Love the energy and refined expression of the 2012 fruit … juicy and silky. Not a big a dense 1er cru … its delicate and effortless … just the way I like it.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2022) – Fine+ – (92 – 93p) – Tasted 18/03/2014 – cask sample

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Domaine Robert Sirugue, Vosne Les Petits Monts 2011

The Vosne Romanee Les Petits Monts 2011 from Sirugue is showing very well. In the bouquet a playful mixture of red and dark fruits – spiced with a lovely filigree minerality, hints of cinnamon, horseradish and toasted oak. On the palate quite lightfooted and refined with a good midpalate fruit and a lovely display of terroir. Is lacking a bit of concentration and weight compared to the very best wines from this appelation – but it’s pure, transparent and offer a very nice drinkability. Bottom line – a charming Petits Monts in the making – enjoy!

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2019) – Very Good+ (90p) – Tasted 04/09/2013.

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Domaine Forey, Vosne Romanee Petits Monts 2011

The Vosne Romanee Petits Monts is my favorite wine in the Forey lineup. The bouquet is very expressive with red and darker forest berries – lovely Vosne spices with notes of violets and peony rose. On the palate a very good energy and nerve in the lovely red fruit. Fine depth in the fruit – love the playful minerality and fresh acidity … a really beautiful wine.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2023) – Fine (90 – 92p) – Tasted 26/10/2012 from Cask

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Domaine Forey, Vosne Romanee Les Petits Monts 2010

The Vosne-Romanee Petits Monts from Regis Forey is a real beauty and perhaps my favorite wine in the 2010 lineup. The bouquet is slightly closed but still very expressive with red berry fruits, good minerality spiced with violets with hints of peony rose. On the palate very elegant and refined with lovely red fruit supported by a playful minerality and a focusing acidity. The fruit is juicy and very energetic with a lovely core of sweet berries and finely grained ripe tannins. A truly beautiful wine.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2022) – Fine 92p – Tasted 26/10/2012

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Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Vosne Les Petit Monts 2011

The Vosne Les Petit Monts is always a very charming wine – and the 2011 is no exception. In the bouquet loads of refined jelly fruit aromas and notes of pommegranate, allspice and peony rose. On the palate lovely lush fruit balanced by a refined minarality and a quite fresh acidity. Very elegant, with a lot of finesse.

20120309-125513.jpgVery Fine (92 – 94p) CASK

Tasted 04/05/2012

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Joseph Drouhin, Vosne Romanee Petits-Monts 2007

The Petit-Monts from Drouhin is one of the best wines from Drouhin. This magnum 2007 was however slightly disappointing. The bouquet was slightly closed but showing pure and ripe pinot fruit. On the palate one could hope for a little more concentration, and it’s lacking some freshness like a lot of 2007 reds. Fine minerality, and medium length – a nice drinkable but not very memorable wine.

(Drink from 2017) Very Good – 89p

Tasted 28/09/2011 at Gustavs Bistro

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Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Les Petit Monts 2010

The 2010 Les Petit Monts is a very fine effort from Liger-Belair. Very fine minarality, elegant, with a lot of finesse. Lovely wine.

92 – 94p (2016 – 2030) CASK

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Rating Scale

  • - Legendary (99 - 100 pts)
  • - Extraordinary (97 - 98)
  • - Outstanding (95 - 96)
  • - Very Fine (93 - 94)
  • - Fine (91- 92)
  • - Very Good (88 - 90)
  • - Good (85 - 87)
  • - Above Average (80 - 84)
  • - Average (75 - 79)
  • - Below Average(70 - 74)
  • - Poor (50 - 69)