One of Vosne Romanée’s most prestigious 1er Crus, its style is famed for precision of red fruit flavours. This is a fine and beguiling wine, with almost crystalline red fruit flavours. It is fresh and lively with great drive and vitality on the finish. Very very good indeed.
A notably floral nose exhibits plenty of spice elements on the fresh and airy nose of pomegranate and red currant aromas. I like the detail, intense minerality and punch of the vibrant and beguilingly textured medium weight flavors that also possess a hint of blood orange on the persistent if slightly edgy and drying finish. As my predicted range would suggest I expect the finish to harmonize but it’s not a given and hence the addition of a question mark. I will revisit this from bottle next year so as to provide you with a more definitive review. Drink 2021+
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Beaumonts has an extremely well-defined bouquet: vibrant on the nose and well defined with sous-bois scents infusing the blackberry and wild strawberry fruit, the mineral notes becoming more obvious with time. The palate is full of energy: supple tannin, ebullient and vivacious red cherry and strawberry fruit segueing into a velvety finish. Seductive! Drink: 2017 - 2035
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.