“Simply Terrific,” 5-Year-Old Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru, 93 points

The Pearl.  No town in France is more celebrated for its wines than Vosne-Romanée. Home to some of the world’s finest and most sought-after bottles, Vosne is undoubtedly the most famous Pinot Noir village on earth. Michel Gros is a lifelong resident. His family has made wine there for centuries, and his mother was once the mayor.

Gros farms small plots of vines across the tiny appellation, and today’s offer is for one of our favorites: the premier cru “Aux Brûlées.” Located just 10 feet from the famous “Richebourg” Grand Cru, this vineyard turns out extraordinary wine year in and year out. The 2012 vintage has begun to offer delightful drinking already, and we’re pleased to offer the 2012 Aux Brûlées today.

This is the height of Burgundian elegance — farmed and crafted by a master winemaker, and drawn from his family’s historic and hallowed land.



Historic.  Vosne-Romanée is a tiny appellation, covering only half of a square mile. Founded in the 6th Century, the town has been famous for its wines for almost as long. Monks from the nearby priories of Vergy and Saint-Vivant noticed the quality of the wines from the land just west of Vosne in the 9th century, and they’ve gotten pricier and more exclusive ever since.

Whether you have the Burgundy bug or just an interest in beautifully crafted wine, Gros’s Vosne-Romanée 1er cru “Aux Brûlées” is exceptional. It perfectly marries the depth and richness of high-level red Burgundy with the silky elegance found only in Vosne-Romanée. Look for notes of plum, cassis, stewed cherries, and violets. Allen Meadows (Burghound) called this wine “generous and fleshy,” and found “excellent length and simply terrific complexity.”

Vosne-Romanée is jewel of any Burgundy enthusiast’s collection, and while it’s never cheap (particularly as a premier cru), it rarely disappoints.



Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée 1er cru “Aux Brûlées” 2012

Ansonia Retail: $140
2+ bottle price : $125/bot


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