Gorgeous 2020 Red Burgundy: “Rich, Ripe, Palate-Coating”

A new generation takes the reins in Vosne-Romanée

On Monday we tasted with Pierre Gros, now firmly ensconced as principal winemaker at his father’s eponymous Domaine Michel Gros. Though he’s only just returned to this jewel of a domaine in Vosne-Romané, he’s already proving himself as a talented vigneron. We tasted his extraordinary 2022s from barrel Monday, certainly his finest vintage to date, with soaring critical scores to match.

The 2020 vintage was one of Pierre’s first back at the family domaine, and a very successful vintage chez Gros. His Nuits-St-Georges cuvée comes from four plots near the Vosne-Romanée border, and shows a beautiful mix of the two terroirs: the classic hearty character of Nuits, with a touch of Vosne’s finesse and spice.

Gros’s 2020 Nuits-St-Georges has begun to drink beautifully (indeed we’ve been delighted by several extremely drinkable 2020 village reds this trip). The wine shows gorgeous aromatics and a fleshy core, with excellent tension and a solid backbone typical of Nuits. Burghound found “chocolate, cassis and dark currant liqueur” notes, calling it “rich, ripe, palate coating and seductively textured” with “very good punch.”

We think Gros’s 2022s (in November Futures this year) will set a new standard for the domaine. Until then, the 2020s is an awfully tasty way to wait.


Gros Nuits-St-Georges 2020
bottle price: $72

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