($255) Bright ruby-red. Pure, discreet aromas of black raspberry, spices, minerals and coffee; Lachaux says this is closed today but I find its subtle perfume utterly seductive. Wonderfully sweet and dense, with a seamless texture and no impression of weight. Extraordinarily sappy and aromatic for the vintage. The building, expanding finish features substantial sweet tannins and a dusty, tactile impression of extract-not to mention outstanding aromatic persistence.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: March/April 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
From 65-year-old, tiny-berried selections in what is virtually this estate's signature vineyard, the 2005 Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots offers a beautifully perfumed nose of game, wood smoke, black raspberry confiture, red currant jelly, lily, and pungent spice which leads to a surprisingly subdued but creamy and subtly complex palate giving animal, fruit and mineral their diverse dues. The finish is long and polished, almost an inhalation, with alluring lingering spice and perfume.
Tasting note: A more complex and beautifully layered nose features aromas of ripe cassis, blueberry and bitter chocolate with a trace of roasted coffee that introduce stylish, pure and detailed flavors underpinned by obvious minerality and refined tannins that confer a silky texture onto the explosively long finish. I quite like this and while it's not as powerful as either the Ech or the Clos de Vougeot, it's more refined. Lachaux proves yet once again that this is the reference standard for the vineyard. Tasted: Jan 01, 2008 Score: 91-94 Drink: 2014+ - Comments: Don't miss! Outstanding