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    1 215
  • Producer ranking ?

    30
  • 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 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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"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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Moderately light, cherry red colour with narrow watery rim. Very intense and perfumey nose full of promise. Intense ripe red fruit with lovely toasty aromas. Medium-bodied palate with superb mouthwatering acidic structure. This is in great balance with supple tannins and almost jammed fruitiness. The wine is still very youthful and elegant. The style is almost new world like. Very seductive wine with harmonious finish.
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Beaune, Burgundy
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