The 08 Suchots was perfection. Spicy yet tender and juicy, the palate is replete with chocolatelytannins and a refined, sweet core. Unfortunately, very little is made. Like other Cathiard wines, it is a rare beauty.
A classic Vosne nose of blue and black pinot fruit is exuberantly spiced with clove, anise and sandalwood hints that can also be found on the delicious, concentrated and very stylish flavors that possess a lovely mouth feel before culminating in a long, sappy and powerful finish. This is an impressive effort and should reward up to a decade of cellar time.Drink: 2016+.Notes: 30+ year old vines.Comments: sweet spot outstanding!
Great raciness and drier than the Nuits. Real race and finesse. Deep flavoured but with succulence. Dry finish. 2013-2021
Sylvain Cathiard is one of the top growers in Vosne Romanée, a region not shy of exceptional talent. He only has around 4.25 hectares of vines, therefore the quantity that he makes is particularly small. Traditionally, Burgundy domaines are renowned for being minute in size, and he is definitely amongst the smallest. In addition, he has some of the most exceptional vineyards, which read like a Who's Who list of the Côte de Nuits, many of which are located next to grand crus sites. This combination is lethal for allocations. Too little wine with too many open hands all waiting for their fair share. SInce 2011 his talented son, Sébastien, has been running the domaine.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.