Eugenie Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Aux Brulees 2013 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
17++ JR / 92 BH / 90-93 VM / 90-92 WA
Dark purple. Wild on the nose, very vibrant. Rich and sweet underneath. Exuberant. This is flag-waving stuff somewhat in Leroy gourmand style though without quite the depth and base. Just a little fallaway on the finish. The oak insists a little. Lip smacking. - Jancis Robinson
Outstanding: This is also exuberantly spicy with a relatively high-toned nose of various red berries, violet, lilac and Asian tea. There is good freshness and vibrancy to the concentrated, intense and voluminous flavors that display plenty of minerality on the palate coating and highly persistent finish. This is an elegant but muscular wine where the supporting tannins are clearly quite ripe. Worth checking out. Note: from a 1.16 ha parcel of 60+ year old vines; there are two sections, one upper and one lower and this cuvée now uses only the upper portion; vinified with 33% whole clusters - Allen Meadows, Burghound
(60% new oak): Dark red-ruby color. Captivating, soil-inflected nose melds raspberry, violet, black tea and smoked meat. Silky on entry, then savory and classically dry in the middle, showing a slightly muscular rocky quality and excellent cut and lift. Not a fat or easy style but firmly built and primary, with good medicinal reserve and piquant salty minerality.