Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Chaumes 2013

SKU/Code: 
DB0423-13
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Sustainable
Arnoux-Lachaux

The vineyard is just below Malconsorts and La Tache. Arnoux-Lachaux's covers the top of the hill to bottom, giving complexity and a true representaiton of the site. Vines average 35-40 years-old. The wines are aged in 40% new oak.

90-92 points
"A spicy but restrained nose speaks of exotic tea, lilac, black raspberry and a hint of wood. There is a seductive texture to the supple medium-bodied flavors that possess fine mid-palate density before culminating in a dusty and palate coating finish. This should drink well young but reward up to a decade of cellar time as well."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, #57, Jan 2015
90-92 points
"(not yet sulfited as the secondary fermentation just finished): Bright medium red. Pungent aromas of raspberry and stony minerals. At once fine-grained and crunchy, with a serious underlying spine to support its medicinal raspberry, pomegranate and stone flavors. This youthfully backward wine finishes with building tannins and plenty of supporting dark fruits and minerals."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous Media
, Jan 2015