1ha of vines of the great 1er Cru is a substantial holding. Aux Brulées implies heat and this warm vineyard excelled in what was considered a cooler vintage. Deliciously full and giving aromas of chocolate and roasted coffee bean, balancing a brightness of raspberry fruits, with a feeling of intensity and concentration. A full wine with a lovely sensation of sweet warm fruit on the finish.
An exuberantly spicy nose combines with floral nuances, and in particular rose petal, to add both elegance and complexity to the pure red currant and cherry scents. There is lovely energy and delineation to the caressing, sleek, indeed even lacy flavors that possess very fine depth on the impeccably well-balanced and mineral-inflected finale. This is very Vosne in character though in contrast to the two villages wines, this will need a few years of cellaring first. Outstanding. Drink 2026+
Here the nose is sufficiently reduced to dominate the underlying fruit. Otherwise there is lovely energy and delineation to the caressing, sleek, indeed even lacy flavors that possess very fine depth on the impeccably well-balanced finale. This is very Vosne in character and once again it should be enjoyable young if desired. Drink 2022+
The 2014 Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées had a slight reduction on the nose when I tasted it from barrel. The palate is smooth on the entry with bright red fruit, good density in the mouth and well judged acidity. It is very linear at the moment, stoic and tight-lipped towards the finish, but with adequate if not a surfeit of freshness and tension. Drink 2018-2028
Domaine d'Eugénie was born following the acquisition of René Engel estate by François Pinault, alsoowner of Château Latour in Pauillac during the summer 2006. The estate is situated in Vosne-Romanée, in the heart of La Côte de Nuits between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Gevrey Chambertin. This village is considered to be the treasure of big wines of Burgundy. The vineyard is about 6.5 hectares and extends onto the communes of Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot et Flagey-Echezeaux. The estate is managed by Frédéric Engerer who is the President at Château Latour in Pauillac.
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.