"Aux Malconsorts - Christiane" 1er Cru de Vosne Romanée 2015
We decided to do a special bottling for this wine along with the Vosne Romanée 1er Cru “aux Malconsorts” Christiane.
Indeed, 2015 is an important anniversary for Malconsorts Christiane as it was first produced in 2005. It is also the first vintage after the pass away of Hubert and we wanted to honor his legacy by dedicating one cuvee to him from 2015 onward. It will be the Pommard 1er Cru “Rugiens bas – Hubert” made from a careful selection of the best grapes of this vineyard.
The rejected grapes will be declassified so that there will be always only one cuvee of Rugiens in a given vintage.
It will be either the classical Pommard "Rugiens" or Pommard "Rugiens Hubert" that will be made only in vintages where we feel that the conditions are right to produce a wine of exception.
For this vintage, in order to honor both our parents, we decided to bottle the two cuvées only in magnums with a few Jeros in limited and numbered edition.
The 2015 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Malconsorts Cuvée Christiane is 100% whole bunch matured in 65% new oak. It has a very intense bouquet, perhaps a little more opaque than the regular Malconsorts, gradually opening with grey slate aromas tincturing the dark berry fruit. The palate is very well balanced with filigree tannin, supremely well-judged acidity, harmonious and focused with a long and tensile finish. Just a fabulous Malconsorts.
Score: 95-97 Tasted: Oct 2016 Issue Date Dec 30th 2016 Drink: 2020-2050 Issue: 228
Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate