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  • Country ranking ?

    743
  • Producer ranking ?

    19
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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...

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"We tend to count too much on science, when, before, people gave importance to natural things. One thing is certain, the ancients were not dumb, and if they established a tradition it was because of their experience. They tried to eliminate unfavorable elements and preserve what worked best." -Henri Jayer

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Vintage 1985

1985 Burgundy by Clive Coates MW / The 1985 vintage represents a turning point in the wine history of Burgundy. Before this date, on the whole, winegrowers made wine, merchants bought it, assembled several plots, if necessary, and sold it. Subsequently, more and more estates began to mature, bottle and market the wines themselves. In the meantime, many merchants had taken the opportunity to expand their own estates, so that, particularly at th...

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had a shy and shut down nose at first, slowly opening to reveal game, forest, mushroom, cedar, mahogany and plummy fruit. While its nose was smooth and satiny, its palate had the cat's pee pungency, too. Long, chalky and a bit square at first, the Cros Parantoux had excellent ceramic and slate flavors, and more citric tension and flavors came out with aeration. The wine kept gaining in the glass and surpassed the Echezeaux. A pungent wine, it might not be for everyone, but I found it just making the outstanding grade
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Beaune, Burgundy
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