Robert Parker – 91-93
The 2013 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Rouges, my sample having a little more new wood than the final blend, had a slight reduction on the nose so I will not dwell on that. The palate is medium-bodied and more plump than the Chaumées, more sensual perhaps with a lush red cherry and strawberry finish that linger in the mouth. More approachable than the Chaumees, this might be deceptively long lived. One of Etienne’s less-known vineyards, this put in a strong and commendable showing.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032