"Aux Malconsorts" 1er cru de Vosne Romanée 2007
For those of us who like fresh and refreshing wines with fairly low alcohol and bright acidity accompanied by correct aromatic and phenolic maturities, we have been waiting for this vintage for a long time ! The hot and warm months of April and May forewarned an early harvest, likely at the end of August, but the weather changed to chilly and rainy for the rest of the summer. We pushed back the harvest dates because, as was generally the case for this vintage, one of the keys to success was that it could not be rushed. We started at
the very end of August with the reds, and after a few days break, we picked the whites.
The reds show a very fresh nose with vibrant red fruit aromas of raspberry and red currant along with floral notes. We chose to use a significant portion of whole clusters in the fermentation because the grape and stem quality was high. The mouthfeels are full, fleshy and generous. The noses are vibrantly intense ; the tannins are fine, silky and integrated with the fruit ; and overall, there is a sensation of balance and freshness that persists through the long, mineral finish. As for whites, the 2007 vintage represents what we like in noble white wines : grace, heightened minerality and lots of restraint..
- (100% stems). Interestingly, this is more restrained aromatically than the Cuvée Christiane with a red berry fruit and earth nose liberally laced with floral notes that complement classy, pure and well delineated flavors that possess a taut muscularity on the driving, firm and balanced finish. This is not a big wine but the purity and harmony are impeccable and it should age well. (91-94)/2014+ Allen MEADOWS' – BURGHOUND
-Bright medium red. Raspberry, crushed stone, mocha, underbrush and a whiff of porcini on the nose. Silky, sweet and very intensely flavored, with compelling inner-mouth perfume of red fruits, minerals, smoke and dried flowers. This really opens out on the back end and finishes lush, sweet and extremely long,with a lingering smoky quality. Built for a slow evolution in bottle. 93
By Stephen TANZER