(aging in a new 500-liter barrel): Bright medium red. Knockout nose melds raspberry, rose petal and minty high tones. Very pure and intense but tightly wound, showing terrific viscosity of texture cut by penetrating minerality and accented by fresh herbs. I was reminded of a high-mountain tea. This very long, bracing wine left my salivary glands quivering.
Robert Parker 91
The 2014 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Petits-Monts has a pixellated bouquet that displays more mineral tension than the Suchots at present. The palate is well balanced with tart red cherry and strawberry fruit, fine weight and impressive vigour on the finish. There is a bit of swagger and self-confidence about this Les Petits Monts…and I like that.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040