"The 2018 Régnié “Vieilles Vignes” from Georges Descombes is deep and more black fruity in personality than the younger vine version, and also has no issues with VA on the nose (though there is a whisper on the backend of the palate). The bouquet is outstanding, offering up a pure and complex blend of sappy black cherries, plum, dark berry, woodsmoke, gamebird, dark soil tones and a topnote of bonfire. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and nicely plush at the core, with fine focus and mineral drive, just a whisper of tannin, a tickle of carbon dioxide and a long, complex and classy finish that shows a touch of volatile acidity at the close. I like the balance of this wine better than the regular Régnié for longer-term cellaring and is structured like a good bottle of Morgon. 2020-2035. "
View From the Cellar
, November 2020