Vosne-Romanée "Les Hautes Maizières" 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB0419-15
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Arnoux-Lachaux

Les Maizières is a vineyard of just over half a hectare, located on the south side of the Clos Vougeoy, just behind the walls. The average age of the vines here is 40 years old. 

The wine is fermented 80% whole-cluster and aged in oak barrels, 15% new.

(89-92) points
"(from 60-year-old vines; vinified with 80% whole clusters; this and all of the estate's crus wines were still in barrel in early November): Aromas of raspberry and underbrush. Plush in texture but more restrained than the wines that were already in tank. The fruit is here a bit more medicinal and minty and less sweet at this stage. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and a spicy element. In an awkward phase."
Steven Tanzer,
Vinous
, January 2017
88-91 points
"A restrained and almost mute nose only grudgingly reveals notes of violet, red cherry and raspberry along with subtle spice nuances that continue onto the sleek, cool and vibrant middle weight flavors. This isn't especially dense but the intrinsic refinement of Vosne is very much on display and particularly so on the balanced, sappy and solidly persistent finale."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2017