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    2 416
  • Producer ranking ?

    156
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The Story

Lying between Flagey-Échezeaux (home of the ÉCHEZEAUX appellation) and Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée occupies a middle position in the Côte de Nuits. The vines grow at altitudes of 250 to 310 metres and face east or, in some cases, slightly south of east. Vosne-Romanée, the central jewel in the necklace of appellations which is the burgundian côte, is not content with holding a mere four aces but boasts a total of six Grands Crus, each one famous the world over. A thousand years ago, it was the Cluniac monks of Saint-Vivant de Vergy and the Cistercians of Cîteaux who first realised the value of these very special plots of land. 

One of these vineyards takes its name from Prince Conti who lost his heart to it in 1760. Romanée-Conti is one of the wonders ofthe world and has always been a singly-held entity. Next door to it, Romanée-Saint-Vivant recalls the medieval monastery of the Hautes-Côtes which is currently undergoing restoration and which is linked to it by its own path. La Romanée, La Tâche and La Grande Rue are also singly-held entities, as is Richebourg, whose mere name is enough to fill a glass.

 

These Grands Crus frequently give good results from long laying-down. As a general rule, they shouldn't be drunk under about ten years of age but sometimes they will be aged up to 20 or 30 years. Each appellation has its own distinct personality depending on its year of production and on the stage it has reached in its development. These flamboyant red wines fully express the subtlety and complexity of the Burgundian Pinot Noir grape. Their colour is a dark ruby turning crimson with age. Their wide-ranging bouquet is divided among small red and black fruits, violet, spices and, with time, underbrush. On the palate, this wine is well-defined with a powerful body. It is delicate, sensual, frank and full.

 

In addition to their powerful structure and exceptional longevity, these great wines develop tertiary aromas of truffle, underbrush, leather and fur. It goes without saying that strong-flavoured meats will do them justice : furred or feathered game, braised, in sauce, or simply grilled. Wild-fowl (eg Peking duck) or a nice cut of roast veal will be gently enveloped by the close-packed but elegant tannins of these mighty Pinot Noir wines.

Serving temperatures : 15 to 16 °C.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Light, Ruby red and Bright

ending

Long and Harsh

flavors

Cranberry, Raspberry, Cherry, Voluptuous and Floral

nose

Closed

taste

High in Acidity, Warming, Medium tannin, Concentrated, Medium-bodied, Firm, Refined and Drying tannins

Written Notes

This took some time to open up and reveal its glories but when it did, we were all in awe. I guess we should not have been – a great vintage, perhaps the greatest producer and one of the great vineyards. If that doesn’t mean something special, what does? I suspect that the fact that GE is seen as not at the top of the DRC tree, we forget just how brilliant they can be. A wonderfully seductive wine, soft and supple yet immaculate structure. An amazing combination of power, grace and subtlety. Game notes, animal skins, five-spice and florals touches. Some liqueur cherry notes. This was classic DRC and just stunning. Complexity, power, length and yet still seemingly youthful. A wine that appears to time travel.
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“It is immediately evident that this is a deeper and finer wine than the EÉchézeaux as there is another dimension here with sweet, pure and classic pinot fruit aromas en- hanced by subtle nuances of floral flower notes, damp earth, underbrush and even a hint of game. The big, muscular but utterly refined flavors are superbly intense, reserved and backward supported by remarkably sophis- ticated tannins and stunning length. This is a very con-centrated wine of real breed and impeccable balance that should age for 3 decades, perhaps longer.”(93pts BH)

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Origin

Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy

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Bâtard-Montrachet

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Romanée Conti

Romanee Saint Vivant

Vosne Romanée

Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cuvée Duvault Blochet

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