Tasting NotesBlack cherry, lilac, red currant, leather and fennel seed perfume rises in plumes from the glass. The palate is full and indulgent with notes of dense chocolate brownie appearing mid palate accompanied by sprinkles of raspberry and undercurrents of cola and cinnamon spice. Fine grain tannins lock in spectral notes of red fruit forging a long and persistent finish. This wine boasts a purity of fruit and a precision of place that leaves it nothing short of utterly sumptuous.
CellaringDrink now or cellar for up to 15 years.
Vineyard: This village is a blend of grapes coming from Hautes-Mazières and Basses-Mazières (just below Les Suchots), Champs Perdrix (on the top of the hill above La Tâche) and Bossières.
Soil: Hautes-Mazières and Basses-Mazières are some of the best parcels in Vosne-Romanée with a soil very rich in limestone. Bossières is characterised by a slightly more clayey and marly soil, whereas the Champs Perdrix has a much higher concentration of marl.
Maceration process: 100% destemmed, short cold maceration, combination of very light push downs in the classic manner using feet and long pump-overs.
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 20 months
Oak used: 30% new oak, light and long soft toast from Allier forest.
Operations performed during ageing: One racking before bottling
Filtration: No fining, no filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.
96 points - Huon Hooke
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