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  • Country ranking ?

    5 400
  • Producer ranking ?

    40
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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The Story

'Cros Parantoux' is a fine example of a 'terroir' revealed by a man: of an almost uncultivated 'terroir', which is nonetheless well oriented towards the east, but difficult to work. Henri Jayer succeeded in obtaining quintessential Vosne-Romanée from it. The vineyard plot is sloping, stony, the soil is not deep, the situation is cool. Henri still owns the largest part of the appellation, but we are happy to be able to work about three quarters of an acre of it. Our smallest 'cuvée', but our most famous!

An opulent, structured wine, both impressive and demonstrative. The acidity is often high and tightens this wine in the finish, especially when it is young, but we cannot speak of austerity, as the first impression on the palate is fat and smooth. A wine which gives you a feeling of generosity.

 The vinification does not require a lot of extraction, as the wine possesses naturally the structure necessary for its acidity. Priority must be given to the softness and roundness of the tannins. And anyway, they cannot wait to express themselves.

The vines dated from the 1950s. Strangely enough, the grapes are usually quite big. Obviously there's no comparison with the grapes from modern clones, but their concentration cannot be guessed from their appearance. Because of their situation, they tend to mature late, but achieve an excellent balance.

 

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The 1993 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne Romanée Cros Parantoux had perfumed, delicate spice.  It was light and very smooth for a ’93.  Its nice acid came out, but it was almost too elegant.  Miss Mirabelle saw ‘Italian funk’ and thought it was clean, but that it lacked the serious density one would want in a top 1993.  Disappointment can hurt a little (92).

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Origin

Beaune , Burgundy

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