2020 Marchand & Burch Vosne-Romanée
There’s not much that can be said about Vosne-Romanée, the jewel of the Côte de Nuits, you simply should take every available opportunity to savour the wines. Home to some of the world’s greatest Pinot Noirs and has a small vineyard surface area that means the soil profiles of the village plots are not far removed from the legendary premiers and grands crus. Fragrance and exotic spice, power and presence of fruit, seamless structure and impeccable balance and length are the hallmarks of the village, and the perfectly pitched wines from 2012 encapsulate all of these elements effortlessly.
This is an amplified example of Vosne-Romanée, with absolutely explosive colour, that surprises and delights with the potency and richness of pure fruit that immediately emerges from the glass. The exotic spice notes and perfumes typical of the village are evident, with cinnamon and five-spice aromatics giving allure and intrigue to the rich scents of Morello cherries and blueberries growing in fresh loam. The palate shape is voluptuous and the wine is long and persistent. Bone china tannins and a powdery grip on the back palate provide textural intrigue, with chalky mineral notes hinting at a complex evolution to come in bottle.
Enjoy alongside herb-marinated lamb chops with seared asparagus, lemon and spring greens.
Drink now and over the next 10 years.