- Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2038
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Neal Martin, September 2016,
Tasted blind at the Burgfest tasting in Beaune, the 2013 Richebourg Grand Cru has a very expressive bouquet, complex with wild strawberry, red plum and clove aromas, beautifully defined and intense. The oak is seamlessly integrated here. The palate is very well balanced with smooth tannin, sensual and caressing with a long tail on the finish. Before its identity was revealed I thought it might be the Richebourg from Lamarche. Whatever -- it is a very impressive and utterly delicious, supremely well-made wine of which the domaine should be proud.
Burghound, April 2015,
This is riper than the Ech and not quite as fresh though there is excellent complexity to the layered aromas of plum, black currant and Asian style tea scents. On the plus side there is a slightly finer mouth feel even though there is clearly more size, weight, power and punch to the broad-shouldered flavors that also brim with dry extract on the velvet-textured finale that seems to go on and on. This is certainly structured but in the context of the appellation this is not imposing and as such, it will be approachable a bit earlier than what would be considered typical.
Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
The name Gros is one of the most famous in the Côte de Nuits, synonymous with great Vosne Romaneé. The original Gros domaine is now divided amongst four family members. Anne-Françoise, daughter of Jean Gros, married into another great Burgundy dynasty, the Parent family of Pommard. In 1998 François Parent and Anne Françoise combined their domaines to create a superb 10 hectare property comprising some of the finest terroirs in the Côte d’Or. Today their children Caroline and Mathias run the estate, with Mathias ever experimenting and pushing boundaries in both vineyard and cellar.
Richebourg is one of the six Grand Cru vineyards in Vosne Romanée consisting of 8ha which is shared between 10 producers including Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat and Domaine Meo-Camuzet. Richebourg is based mainly on limestone deposits with some clay making the wines robust and voluptuous with a long life expectancy