Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Suchots

2016

SOLD OUT.

This vineyard is less than half a hectare in an exceptional spot, circled by Romanée-Saint-Vivant and the Richebourg to the south, and by the Echézeaux to the north. The average age of the vines on this vineyard is between 60 and 70 years old.

The wine is fermented 100% whole-cluster and aged in 30% new oak.

 

94+ points
"...one of the highlights of the range this year, offering up a complex bouquet of rose petal, Asian spices, wild berries and sapid bass notes of grilled game bird and smoke. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and layered, with satiny structuring tannins, an intensely concentrated core of fruit, and a long, resonant finish. This is a powerful, complete and tight-knit Suchots that will really reward bottle age."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, January 2019
(91-94) points
"(the yield here was just 15 hectoliters per hectare; vinified entirely with whole clusters): Deep medium red. Sexy, rather wild aromas of raspberry and strawberry complicated and enlivened by pepper, spices, herbs and minerals. A sappy, soil-driven vin de terroir, at once glyceral and light on its feet, with its tangy red berry flavors lifted by salty minerality and a light peppery quality. Really lovely use of stems here! The tannins lightly dust the palate and spread out horizontally on the slowly building finish. Very promising."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, November 2017
(91-93) points
"A penetratingly floral and Asian tea and spice-suffused nose is composed by notes of black cherry that are trimmed in just enough wood to warrant mentioning. The highly refined and obviously concentrated medium-bodied flavors possess plenty of mid-palate fat that enrobes the moderately firm supporting tannins on the well-balanced and satisfyingly long finish. This isn't quite as complex as the Reignots but it's more seductive."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB0424-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable