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Vosne-Romanée Wines

Located in Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits, Vosnee Romanée is home to some of Burgundy’s finest Pinot Noir. Vosne-Romanée production also extends into the commune of Flagey-Echézeaux, and together these communes possess eight grand cru vineyards––––Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, La Romanée, La Grand Rue, Richebourg, Romanée-St.-Vivant, Echézeaux and Grands Echézeaux. The vineyards of Vosne-Romanée are mainly composed of brown limestone and clay, a heat retaining and well-drained soil blend that provides ideal conditions for rich and powerful, yet equally elegant and complex wines. The Romanée-Conti and La Tâche Grand Crus are two of the most prestigious, both of which are monopoles of the esteemed Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which our Vosne Romanée Wine Reviews reference as some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. To find out more about the top rated wines of the area, as well as where to find the best values, take a look at our Vosne-Romanée Wine Guide.

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Louis Jadot 2009 Les Petits Monts Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $115

Just up the slope from the grand cru of La Romanée, Les Petits Monts has produced a wine that combines structure with a more opulent character. That gives rich damson and red plum fruits along with exhilarating acidity and a firm core of tannin. The wine needs aging for 5–6 years.

 — R.V.  (5/1/2012)
95
points

Albert Bichot 2005 Domaine du Clos Frantin Aux Malconsorts Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $115

A superb wine, the tannins carrying along the dense structure with ease and grace. The purity of the ripe berry fruit is very marked, with acidity giving freshness to the sweet wine. The whole ensemble is developing well, but will need many years’ aging.

 — R.V.  (12/31/2010)
94
points

Domaine Chantal Lescure 2011 Les Suchots Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $166

Very terroir-driven from chalk soil in this great vineyard, this firmly structured wine is powerful and solid. There is a mineral character at this stage of the wine’s development, with 60% new wood giving a lightly smoky feel. Drink from 2017.

 — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
94
points

Albert Bichot 2010 Domaine du Clos Frantin Les Malconsorts Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

  • Cellar Selection

With vines that are located next to La Tâche, this vineyard is great. Powerful and complex, this has the right depth of flavor. It is finely endowed with brooding tannins and black fruit flavors. The texture and acidity on the finish promise this has considerable aging potential.

 — R.V.  (4/1/2013)
94
points

Roche de Bellene 2010 Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $82

This is a new venture by Nicolas Potel, whose family formerly owned Domaine de la Pousse d’Or in Volnay. Made from fruit sourced from 50-year-old vines, this wine is beautifully structured, and it has firm tannins that pair with the fine swaths of juicy flavors of red and black cherries. This is meant for long-term aging.

 — R.V.  (4/1/2013)
94
points

Domaine Dujac 2009 Les Beaux-Monts Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

  1. $236

With great richness, almost opulence, great ripe red fruits are folded into a powerful dark structure. The tannins are right up front, long-lasting and very structured. The final acidity offers freshness to a wine that will need aging.

 — R.V.  (9/1/2011)
94
points

Domaine Dujac 2009 Les Malconsorts Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $276

All tannins and black fruits, this is a powerful wine. It is tough, very structured, firm and closed up. The acidity dominates the red fruits on the finish. It has immense promise for the long term.

 — R.V.  (9/1/2011)
94
points

Albert Bichot 2006 Domaine du Clos Frantin Aux Malconsorts Premier Cru Pinot Noir (Vosne-Romanée)

Closed up at this stage, firm and powerful. The potential is here, with concentrated black fruits and dark tannins. As it develops, it will show a rich side, the tannins more tarry, the berry fruits sweeter. Age for at least five years.

 — R.V.  (12/31/2010)
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