Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots 2017

$425.70 inc GST

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Domaine de l’Arlot also produces a tiny amount of Vosne and we were very pleased with our allocation this year. This wine, first made in 1998, is crafted from less than a hectare of vines, planted in 1949, 1970 and 2003. These are situated in the part of Les Suchots just below the northern slice of Richebourg and across from Romanée Saint-Vivant.  It’s a parcel heavily affected by millerandage, a condition that brings tiny bunches and berries—welcomed by quality-minded Burgundy producers for the intensity such fruit gifts.

This year, the new oak has been dialed down, and whereas the ’16 was vinified with 100% whole bunches, Godot allowed just 15% in the ’17 ferments—different year, different approach. Clearly this was a great call, and this is one of the finest l’Arlot Suchots we have shipped. Expect a relatively dense example of this wine with blackberry, fresh plum and tobacco notes, a pretty core of sweet fruit and a very fine structure. It’s already very smart but if you can wait ten years, you’ll be rewarded with something very special.

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“Palish red purple colour, with an elegant bouquet of high class fresh red fruit, not many stems evident (15% were included). Perhaps just a few alpine strawberries. Gorgeous mid palate here with real intensity while retaining its cheerful fresh fruit character. Graceful, long and really very stylish. Very gracious and very persistent indeed.”
92-96 points
Jasper Morris
Inside Burgundy
“The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots 1er Cru, matured in 45% new oak, has a pure bouquet of black cherries, raspberry and crushed strawberry, nicely focused and quite sensual in style. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chalky tannin, rather masculine in style for a Les Suchots but very tensile toward the mineral-driven, quite voluminous finish. There is just 17% whole bunches here.”
92-94
Neal Martin
Vinous