This delicious village Vosne Romanée comes from two separate parcels, Les Vigneaux in the central part of the appellation and younger vines of the superb 1er Cru Aux Brulées. Radiant purple colour, initially a little backward on the nose, but then the deep dark cherry fruit characters open out. A very fresh bright style, with hints of cocoa and dark berry on the finish, with an appealing supple mouth feel.
There is enough reduction to mask the fruit but not the subtle spice and sandalwood hints; even so I would recommend decanting this if you're going to try a bottle upon release. There is good richness to the fleshy and round middle weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the balanced finale where a touch of wood appears. This succulent yet sleek effort is quite forward and could easily be enjoyed young. Drink 2020+
An agreeably fresh and cool nose features notes of ripe red berry fruit, spice and sandalwood hints. There is good richness to the fleshy and round middle weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the balanced finale where a touch of wood appears. This succulent effort is quite forward and could easily be enjoyed young. Drink 2016+
The 2014 Vosne-Romanée Village, which had been racked three weeks prior to my visit and matured in three new barrels out of fourteen, is a blend of "Les Vigneux" and the bottom half of Les Brûlées augmented by the domaine's younger vines. It has a surprisingly precocious nose with black cherry and a touch of cassis fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin, moderate acidity, quite fleshy for a 2014 with a red cherry and soy-tinged finish. Drink 2017-2024
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.