Medium to full-bodied and chewy-textured, the 2002 Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots boasts intense aromas of spiced black fruits that are intermingled with hints of herbs. Produced from a parcel located in the finest sector of this well-known vineyard, high on the hill, nestled between Echezeaux and Vosne-Romanee Beaux Monts, this wine bursts forth on the palate displaying interminable waves of sappy red fruits. Focused, seamless, and revealing exceptional structure as well as length, this is a grand cru hiding in a premier cru's clothing.
Author: Pierre Rovani
Red-ruby, a bit less saturated than the Echezeaux. Knockout nose combines raspberry, Asian spices, iron, cocoa powder, white truffle and subtle floral perfume. Sweet and silky but with strong, integrated acidity giving the explosive dark fruit, violet and mineral flavors great purity and verve. Wonderfully smooth and lush, and yet this boasts the precision of flavor of the 2002 vintage in spades. Explodes and reverberates on the finish, with ripe tannins buried in sweet fruit. Consistently one of the sexiest premier crus made in Burgundy
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2005
Rich and round. Acidity very slightly jagged on the palate, though. Quite dangerous. Needs lots of time. Expensive!