Issue: Issue 5
Big, tannic and concentrated and relatively reserved with buckets of Vosne spice and powerful, focused, penetrating flavors that offer plenty of personality and authority. Beautifully balanced and offers a beguiling combination of earth and spice with the barest trace of finishing rusticity. Robust, long and intense.
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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 101
($98) Red-ruby. Knockout nose combines raspberry, game, minerals and roasted, smoky oak. Dense, fat, superripe and complex, with notes of sweet berries, toffee, meat and smoke. This has terrific texture and depth. Opens out nicely on the back end, which features firm tannins and subtle persistence.
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
This caresses with pure blackberry and cassis fruit and alluring cinnamon and toast notes. Full, plush texture and long, suave finish. 225 cases made.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 07/24/2009
Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Vinfolio purchase, held 1 year. Opened for 6 hours, not decanted. Beautiful evolution. Wine was ready to go and never faded over 3 hours. Ruby. Smoky cherry, leather, and spice. Nice concentration and depth. Acidity is not overwhelmingly intense. A balanced, structured and pure pinot. Elegant, silky, long. Wonderful. Long life ahead.
I am sold on slow-rolling 10 year old firm wines like this. It showed better than I could hope. And when my wife holds but can not, does not drink the wine, it's a big sign.
Aux Boudots vineyard borders Vosne Romanee, and is closer to La Tache than to other NSG vineyards.
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/17/2008
Drinking nicely now. Lovely Burgundy nose, smooth as silk on the palate, a lovely premier cru and surprisingly accessible.
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