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    322
  • Producer ranking ?

    4
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb with aubergines

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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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Average Bottle Price

2017 2015 2014 2012 2010 2005
10 870€ +11.2% 9 776€ +42.6% 6 854€ +4.7% 6 544€ +99.0% 3 289€ +171.6% 1 211€

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Tasting note

color

Youthful and Bright

ending

Endless

nose

Open, Complex and Charming

recommend

Yes

taste

Balanced, Youthful and Silky tannins

Verdict

Masterpiece

Written Notes

Ooh la la, ah oui oui. The 1999 Jayer Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux redefined the word sexy. Martine hailed it as a ‘wild beast,’ and Gil observed, ‘gunpowder and Chinese black oolong tea.’ There was an ocean of fruit here; one had to swim through it to find structure on its shores. This was 1999 at its finest. The pitch was insane, shattering my nose as if it was meant to be an ear drum, and its perfume lingered like memories of a perfect home-cooked meal from Mom. While adolescent, its creamy, purple fruit said it was ready for the draft, and its nose was described as ‘fireworks,’ a ‘chameleon,’ and ‘spearmint.’ Thierry hailed it as ‘brighter, better and fresher’ than the great 1990, a bold statement, indeed. Its flavors were dessert-y without being sweet – decadent, exotic, hedonistic, take your pick. Gil observed, ‘caramel crème brulee,’ and beef and citrus tried to join the party. This wine was bordering on pornographic, and we were all…in awe :).
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Origin

Beaune, Burgundy

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Very Good

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Inside Information

Production - 1978 until 1996 (Henri Jayer): 3500 bottles / year
Production - 1996 until 2002 (Henri Jayer Reserve): 1400 bottles / year
Production - 1984 until 2012 (Meo-Camuzet): 600 bottles / year (1984 is the first year of production of Cros Parantoux under label of Meo Camuzet). The wine was entirely vinified by Henri Jayer until 1988 included. It is only in 1989 that Jean Nicolas Meo started to produce it. From 1984 to 1986 included, all the wines were filtered (not those with Jayer label) but in 1987 Jean Nicolas Meo decided to stop filtration until nowadays. Please note the 1986 Cros Parantoux is one of the worst of all!
Production - 2002 until 2012 (Emmanuel Rouget): 3500 bottles / year (20% of it was produced since 1989)

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