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    357
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

Cros Parantoux is a premier cru situated in Vosne-Romanée and is now one of the most celebrated wines in all of Burgundy. Whether this is because of the world wide celebrity of Henri Jayer, or whether the quality of this site made the reputation of Henri Jayer is difficult to say but either way, it has been an extraordinary marriage for more than 50 years now. As a result, Cros Parantoux is on almost everyone’s very short list of premiers crus that merit elevation to grand cru status. 

It is a small vineyard, measuring only 1.01 ha (2.5 acres) and there are only two owners, Domaines Méo- Camuzet and Henri Jayer, split 29.5 ares and 71.5, respectively. Jayer, who is now 82 years old, leases the majority of his portion to his nephew Emmanuel Rouget and since 1989, there have been 3 different versions of Cros Parantoux produced

 

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Three vintages of Jayer Cros Parantoux are a good cure for a disappointing flight, especially when the first is a 1991 Henri Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux.  Its nose was all about the deep purple, with enough earth and vitamins to support a small colony.  This was deep, deep inside my mind with just one whiff.  Thick and long, it was still a baby.  It was powerful and dense with great expression on its finish.  The Jackal found it had “the most length” of the flight, and he was right again.  He must have been copying my notes (98).

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux 1991  ( Henri Jayer )

Three vintages of Jayer Cros Parantoux are a good cure for a disappointing flight, especially when the first is a 1991 Henri Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux.  Its nose was all about the deep purple, with enough earth and vitamins to support a small colony.  This was deep, deep inside my mind with just one whiff.  Thick and long, it was still a baby.  It was powerful and dense with great expression on its finish.  The Jackal found it had “the most length” of the flight, and he was right again.  He must have been copying my notes (98).

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